Announcing the 2011 DC Community Heritage Project Grant Awards Ceremony!
This year the following organizations will receive funding for projects aimed at preserving and disseminating the history and culture of Washington, DC neighborhoods.
* John Eaton Elementary School Home School Association – for their project “John Eaton Elementary School Website.”
* Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington – for their project “Exterior and Interior Graphic Panels and Video about Historic Adas Israel Synagogue.”
* Friends of Peirce Mill – for their project “Panel Exhibition on the Re-Opening of Peirce Mill.”
* Alliance for Global Justice (Empower DC) – for their project “Ivy City History Project Film.”
* Women of the Dove Foundation – for their project “Profiles of the Trailblazers: a Digital Documentary.”
* Split This Rock – for their project “DC Authors Houses: A Web Exhibit.”
* The Exposure Group African American Photography Assoc., Inc. – for their project “FotoCraft Camera Club: More than Seven Decades of Photography in the Nation’s Capital.”
* Public Communications, Inc. – for their project “Voices on 14th Street: Columbia Heights in the Sixties An Oral History Project.”
* African American Holiday Association – for their project “African American Pioneer Muslimahs in Washington, DC.”
* Columbia Heights Youth Club – for their project “Living Images in my World: A History Beneath US-Forgotten Sacred Ground Across the River Creek.”
* Multi-Media Training Institute – for their project “Preserving LeDroit Park: A Historic Community in Washington, DC.”
* Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Perpetual Care Association – for their project “Historic Woodlawn Cemetery Records Conversion Project.”
* Anacostia Bicyclist Association – for their project “Anacostia Heritage Ride.”
* Deanwood Heights Main Streets – for their project “Third Annual Historic Church Tour of Deanwood.”
* The Institute of Caribbean Studies – for their project “The Museum of the Caribbean Diaspora: A Digital Repository.”
* Capitol Hill Arts Workshop – for their project “Uncovering Capitol Hill History Through Stories of the Capitol Hill Art Workshop.”
* The Essential Theatre – for their project “My Neighborhood in 1955.”
* International Artists Support Group – for their project “Washington Color School Project.”
This year’s class of grantee organizations is poised to produce a diverse collection of educational materials of city-wide interest and importance. Thank you to all who applied!
Funds for the DC Community Heritage Project are provided by a partnership of the Humanities Council of Washington, DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office, which supports people who want to tell stories of their neighborhoods and communities by providing information, training and financial resources. This DC Community Heritage Project has also been funded in part by the US Department of the Interior, the National Park Service Historic Preservation Fund grant funds, administered by the DC Historic Preservation Office and by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.