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Cultural Heritage/Sustainability

Libraries and museums are keystones sustaining communities' sense of place and cultural identity.

Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen cultural heritage/sustainability (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)

Cultural heritage/sustainability content on the IMLS Web site:
Blog Post: Mentoring the Immigrant Community

August 13, 2013 08:34 AM
Marshalltown Public Library Director Sarah Rosenblum and community member Veronica Guevara describe how the Marshalltown Public Library adapts to serve the changing demographics of the community and provide resources for new immigrants. Read More

 
Blog Post: Tackling Digital Citizenship

August 7, 2013 08:56 AM
Homa Naficy was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At the Hartford Public Library she designed and directs The American Place (TAP), program for Hartford’s immigrants and refugees. TAP has become a magnet for new arrivals seeking immigration information, resources for learning English, and preparing for United States citizenship. Read More

 
Blog Post: Finding Room for the Blues

July 30, 2013 09:42 AM
Delta Blues Museum Executive Director Shelly Ritter and Community Member Travis Calvin talk about the uniquely American art form of the Blues and how the Arts Education program keeps kids engaged. Read More

 
Gloria Tibbs
Blog Post: Diversity-Centered Programming Enhances Cultural Understanding

July 24, 2013 10:52 AM
Gloria Tibbs was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. At University of Missouri-Kansas City Tibbs develops programming opportunities to enhance cultural understanding and celebrate diversity. Read More

 
Talking with an artist at the Haitian Heritage Museum
Blog Post: AAHC Forum: The Growing Impact of Haitian Art and Culture

July 18, 2013 06:16 AM
The Haitian Heritage Museum has been a steward of Haitian art exhibitions, dance performances, and educational programming in Southeastern Florida and is increasing programming within the facility, schools, colleges, and the greater community. Read More