GRANTS & COMMUNITY FUNDED PROJECTS
The History Center in Tompkins County receives major award through the Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
HistoryForge: Mapping Census Data to Visualize Local History
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced a major award of $145,634 to The History Center in Tompkins County (thehistorycenter.net) for their digital application HistoryForge: Mapping Census Data to Visualize Local History. In addition to this critical piece of funding, The History Center’s project earned additional recognition in the application process, and was selected to receive funding through the NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative.PRESS RELEASE
AHA-NEH SHARP (Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan) Grants to Sustain & Advance the Work of Historical Organizations
Preserving Community Oral Histories
The History Center in Tompkins County will use the awarded funds to advance the preservation of the Oral Histories of Tompkins County collections. The work to update transcripts, technology formats, and finding aids will drastically improve their accessibility and use. The project underlines our commitment as stewards of our local history for the community. The History Center was one of fifty institutions from across the USA awarded funds to 'Sustain and Advance the Work of Historical Organizations.'
This grant is administered by the American Historical Association with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities SHARP relief funds for institutions adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.