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San José Public Library director Jane Light sits down with community member Vikram K. Kanth to discuss how he has been a has been a strong and effective advocate for the library.Read more
Frank Robinson, director of the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, VA, sits down with volunteer Chris Corsello and his aide, Lisa Watts, to discuss the meaningful contribution he has made to the garden.Read more
The Magic House describes how it used a Museums for America (MFA) grant to create the Star-Spangled Center learning environment for citizenship education. MFA funding enabled The Magic House to create the exhibit areas, produce interpretive exhibits on American history and government, and to pilot...Read more
The Queens Museum of Art describes how its Museums for America (MFA) grant extended engagement with community members in Corona Plaza, where the museum is located. The museum used the MFA funds to inject contemporary, socially oriented art in its larger community outreach. Beyond connecting New...Read more
The Pratt Museum describes its Museums for America (MFA) grant for The Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place, which aligned educational programming to a new focus and deepened relationships with the local community. The project also initiated new activities and conversations with Native...Read more
The National Aquarium in Baltimore describes its Museums for America (MFA) grant to develop programs aimed at conveying practices to improve public stewardship of the Chesapeake Bay. The project crystallized a series of actionable messages that continue to frame and enhance exhibits and visitor...Read more
The Johnson County Museum, a half-century old history museum in suburban Kansas describes how a Museums for America (MFA) grant helped to expand their presence from a small building to the online environment. Working with the Johnson County Library, they created a web-accessible archive containing...Read more
Chicago Botanic Garden describes how it used a Museums for America grant to establish the North Lawndale Green Youth Farm, a program serving high school youth in one of the city's poorest neighborhoods.Read more
Let’s Move! is a national initiative to get kids moving and eating healthy food. It aims to support healthy children and families. Through Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens, museums, zoos, gardens, science and technology centers can join the call to action.Read more
The National Medals for Museum and Library Service are the nation’s highest awards for museums and libraries that make exceptional contributions to their communities. Produced for IMLS by the History Channel, this video highlights 2010's winners.Read more
The Connecting to Collections initiative is a call to action, spurring activity at the local, state and national level to care for America’s collections. This video was developed to underscore the importance of collections held in museums, libraries and archives throughout the U.S., and to inspire...Read more