This month the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced that it will award $18.6 million in grants for 199 humanities projects. “These new NEH-supported projects deepen our understanding and appreciation of the traditions, values, and historical figures who have shaped our country,” said NEH Senior Deputy Chairman Jon Parrish Peede.

“These projects help preserve and tell the story of essential chapters of American history, such as the digitization of artifacts excavated at Plimoth Plantation documenting the daily lives of early English settlers and Native American inhabitants of the area, and work at the American Discography Project to make Thomas Edison phonograph recordings available online through the Library of Congress’s National Jukebox archive.”

Fourteen AASLH members were among the grant winners, and their total grants amount to over $2.5 million dollars. We congratulate them all on the hard work that led to these awards, and look forward to seeing the results of their endeavors.

Abbe Museum (members since 2009)
Bar Harbor, ME

American Antiquarian Society (members since 2014)
Worcester, MA

Brooklyn Historical Society (members since 1999)
Brooklyn, NY

George Mason University (members since 2003)
Fairfax, VA

Huguenot Historical Society (members since 2014)
New Paltz, NY

Idaho State Historical Society (members since 1979)
Boise, ID

Museum of the City of New York (members since 2005)
New York, NY

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (members since 2017)
Houston, TX

New York Public Library (members since 1999)
New York, NY

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (members since 1988)
Fremont, OH

The Strong (members since 1979)
Rochester, NY

Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc. (members since 2007)
Charlottesville, VA

Upcountry History Museum (members since 2000)
Greenville, SC

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum (members since 1989)
Wichita, KS