Illinois Humanities Council Awards $32,360 in Grants; Next Cycle Ends Soon


CHICAGO, IL- June 13, 2013—The Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) Board of Directors has awarded a total of $32,360 to eight nonprofit organizations across Illinois for development and production of public humanities projects. Community support for these projects totaled $345,937. The grantees are: 

  • Love and Labor: Domestic Workers as Community DocentJane Addams Hull House Museum ($5,000) Funding to support a community engagement project where  domestic workers will partner with professional museum educators to co-facilitate tours, serve as docents, and conduct free educational public humanities events for the museum’s latest exhibit, “Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics.”
  • Telling My Family’s Story Projectthe University of Chicago ($5,000) Funding to support an after school oral history program at John W. Garvy Elementary School and Ellen Mitchell Elementary School in Chicago that will be held in conjunction with the Oriental Institute’s exhibit, Our Work: Modern Jobs- Ancient Origins.
  • 2013 Bishop Hill ChautauquaBishop Hill Heritage Association ($1,300) Funding to support The Bishop Hill Heritage Association’s Chautauqua – a theatrical presentation involving elements of historical reenactment – on Saturday, September 7, 2013.