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OHC Grants Over $33,000 to Fund Local Programs

OHC Grants Over $33,000 to Fund Local Programs

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - At a recent meeting of its board of trustees, the Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) made awards and grant offers totaling $33,170 to five cultural organizations presenting humanities programs around the state. OHC accepts major grant applications twice a year to encourage public humanities programming at the local level.

OHC Executive  Director Ann Thompson says that the OHC has a long history of support for cultural and educational events across Oklahoma. "Since 1971 our organization has been pleased to grant funds to nonprofits around the state for public programming that is based in the scholarship of the humanities disciplines," said Thompson. "These projects reflect the vibrancy found in communities as they share stories about the human experience with their audiences."

Event information is posted on the OHC calendar at www.okhumanities.org/calendar. Grant applications and guidelines are available online at www.okhumanities.org/grants.

Funded Projects and Offers:

Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc., Tahlequah, OK -- $5,000 to fund the exhibit Cherokee Syllabary: From Talking Leaves to Pixels, depicting the history of the Cherokee written language from the early 19th century through its current adaptations to 21st century technologies. The exhibit will be on display at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill, OK, from Nov. 14, 2015, through April 2016.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklahoma City, OK -- $15,000 to fund the exhibit Fabergé: Jeweler to the Tsars, on display from June 20 to September 27, 2015. The exhibit will display more than 230 rare and storied treasures, such as the famous jeweled eggs and other hand-crafted adornments created by the House of Fabergé for the Russian imperial family.

The Association of the Friends of the Wichitas, Lawton, OK -- $3,170 to fund the project The Legacy of the CCC and WPA in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: 1933-1942. The project will document and make public information about the impact of the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Progress Administration on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Members of the public will be invited to share stories and materials which will be displayed in the visitor center and discussed at presentations in July and September 2015.

The Oklahoma Heritage Association, Oklahoma City, OK -- $5,000 to fund an event featuring renowned author and historian Michael Wallis titled Route 66 and the American West. Wallis will discuss the significance of "The Mother Road" in the history and development of Oklahoma and the nation at a free event open to the public on July 30, 2015, at the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum.

Oklahoma State University -- Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC), Oklahoma City, OK -- $5,000 to fund the Not So Wild West Humanities and Creative Writing Camp to be held at OSU-OKC from July 6-17, 2015. The camp for middle school students will explore Western literature, visual arts, and film, examining themes such as Native American rights, the roles of women, urbanization, and good versus evil. The campers' stories will be compiled in a blog that will be made public at the end of the camp.

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