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LG-30-10-0166-10

Maine Historical Society
Fiscal Year: 
2010
Award: 
$745,313.00
City: 
Portland
State: 
ME
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
Library-Museum Collaboration

The Maine Historical Society in partnership with the Maine State Library will build upon previous efforts to implement a statewide outreach and training program. This project is designed to foster collaboration and resource sharing between libraries, historical organizations, and schools through the exploration of local history and use of technology. The program will include a professional development program designed to help library, museum, and education professionals develop strategies and skills for using local history to mobilize their communities, and conduct a rigorous, stipend-supported program that will provide guidance, training, and support to local teams as they digitize local historic collections, develop online exhibits, and create comprehensive Web sites about the history of their communities.