Archive for March, 2015

NEH Grant

March 31, 2015

Details: Deadline for application: 21 July 2015



April at the Heritage Library

March 31, 2015

2015HeritageLibraryLOGO For all the activities planned for April at the Heritage Library, click Welcome to the World.


March 30, 2015


The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Division of Preservation and Access has offered Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions for more than a decade. These grants help small and mid-sized cultural heritage institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, town and county records offices, and colleges and universities improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections.  Awards of up to $6,000 support preservation related collection assessments, consultations, purchase of preservation supplies and equipment, training and workshops, and institutional and collaborative disaster and emergency planning.  Preservation Assistance Grants also support assessments of digital collections and education and training in standards and best practices for digital preservation, and the care and handling of collections during digitization.  NEH does not fund digitization or the development of digital programs in this grant category. 

All applications to the NEH must be submitted through See the application guidelines for details.

The 2015 guidelines for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions are available at You will also find sample project descriptions, sample narratives, and a list of frequently asked questions. The deadline for applications is May 5, 2015.

See our feature article and interactive map of PAG awards across the country, up on our Web site:

Small and mid-sized institutions that have never received an NEH grant are encouraged to apply. We also have a special encouragement for applications from presidentially designated institutions (Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities), and from Native American tribes with significant humanities collections.

For more information, contact the staff of NEH’s Division of Preservation and Access at 202-606-8570 and


Lafayette Soiree 2015

March 25, 2015

Reserve your place at the Lafayette Soiree on March 28th!
In the riverside garden of the George Moss Stoney House.
Enjoy a night of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dancing and
fireworks, and the Lowcountry’s beset silent auction.
Starts at 6:30 pm. $125 per person.

Oppose Oil Drilling on the Gullah/Geechee Coast! Help protect the Sea Islands!

March 24, 2015

Gullah/Geechee Nation

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) hosted a public meeting in Jacksonville, FL on February 19, 2015 to encourage and facilitate public input on the potential environmental impacts of the Draft Proposed Program, which is the second step in development of the United State’s 2017-2022 Oil and Gas Leasing Five-Year Program.  This oil and gas leasing program is driving oil companies to push to use seismic guns to test for oil on the east coast and then to begin oil drilling,

Fortunately, the entire state of Florida has been removed from this draft proposal due to the public outcry which lead to numerous towns putting forth resolutions in opposition to this.   This now leaves Georgia and the Carolinas as potential areas where oil drilling could take place.  Allowing this would not only drive away sea life as seismic guns are used, but can also potentially bring about…

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