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Hometown Teams Exhibit Arrives at Wake Forest Museum

The Wake Forest Historical Museum proudly presents Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America, a fascinating traveling exhibition brought to us by the North Carolina Humanities Council and the Smithsonian Institution.

After two years of preparation and planning, the exhibition launched with an April 16th Preview Party. Sponsors and invited guests gathered to celebrate before going inside for the first official glimpse of the 800 square foot exhibition.

National Endowment for the Humanities Announces New “Common Heritage” Grant Program

WASHINGTON (April 20, 2015) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant program, called “Common Heritage,” that will bring to light historical records and artifacts currently hidden in family attics and basements across the country and make them digitally available to the wider public and for posterity.

Let’s Talk About It Discussion Program Adds to Books’ Allure

Let’s Talk About It is the title of a book discussion series underway as a joint venture of the Friends of the Mount Pleasant Library and the Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society. It’s aptly named, according to folks who have participated.

The Wake Forest Professor and His Hometown Teams Home Movies

Today, if you were seated at a local sporting event, among enthusiastic fans, you wouldn't be surprised to see somebody recording the game on their hand held device, in fact, you might expect it. In the modern era of smart phones, where filming a video is as easy as sending a text message, it's hard to imagine the novelty of home movies.

From the Roots Up: The Impact of American Roots Music

The Earl Scruggs Center and the North Carolina Humanities Council present an evening with Dom Flemons for a special exhibit titled, “We Are the Music Makers”

Smithsonian Sports Exhibition Delights Local Audiences

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, in cooperation with the North Carolina Humanities Council, continues its exploration and celebration of sports in our heritage as it hosts the local showing of Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America,” a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition. Hometown Teams will be on view through April 11.

Humanities Council Funds Exhibition on the History of Lebanese Immigrants in North Carolina

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina, 130 Years of History opens at Levine Museum on March 7 and is the first exhibit to commemorate the history of Lebanese immigrants who have made North Carolina their home since the 1880s.  Researched and developed by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at N.C.

"O Beautiful Bug," 2014 Linda Flowers Award Winning Essay Featured on Indy Week

The North Carolina Humanities Council's Linda Flowers Literary Award honors a work of original fiction, nonfiction or poetry for outstanding writing about North Carolina.

“Cherokee Fabrics and Feather Capes” Free Talk at Museum of the Cherokee Indian

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian is offering a free program Friday evening March 13, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ken Blankenship Education and Research Center on Highway 441 in Cherokee North Carolina.  “Cherokee Fabrics and Feather Capes” will include presentations by scholars and tribal members. 

Anna Deavere Smith to deliver 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities

Anna Deavere Smith, an actress, playwright, professor, and 2012 National Humanities Medal winner, will deliver the 2015 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities(NEH), the lecture is among the highest honors the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, also exemplifies the values in the agency’s founding 1965 legislation, which noted that the “humanities belong to all the people of the United States.”