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E-News | April 2019

In this issue:

Grants | Pathways | Ohio Chautauqua | Speakers Bureau | Opportunities

Spring has sprung.

"April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain."
--T.S. Eliot, The Waste Land, 1922

Stir up your roots--April is here! The calendar is overflowing. Ohio Humanities is touching communities with a full plate of with exhibitions and events all over the state. Read on to learn more about this abundance of grant-funded programming, find out what people are saying about Pathways, and check in on the basics of Ohio Chautauqua 2019 Modern Legends--coming in June.


Supporting cultural programming all over Ohio.

Spring 2019 Grant Awards Totaling $101,000

March 2019

Grants Awarded

Rutherford B. Hayes, Presidential Center

Finding Her Voice

Wright State University Veteran and Military Center

Veterans Across the Spectrum: Transition to Transformation

Cincinnati Preservation Association

King of Cincinnati

Ohio History Connection

Ohio Women and the Fight for Voter Rights

League of Women Voters of Ohio Education Fund

Celebrating the Centennial of Women's Sufferage

Yellow Springs

"County Lines," WYSO's Rural Reporting Series--Season 2
April Grant-funded Events
Isham Jones and the Rise of the American Dance Band
April 6, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.

Learn more.
The 'Tedious March': Journey to the Ohio Country
April 15 @ 7:00 p.m.

Learn more.
Akron History Hike: The YMCA Walk
April 23, 2019 @ 11:30 a.m.

Learn more.
Canton Symphony Orchestra - With a Little Help From Our Friends
April 8, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m.

Learn more.
North Canton
Ohio, Religion, and Reform in the Third Great Awakening
April 18, 2019, @ 6:30 p.m.

Learn more.
2019 Ohioana Book Festival
April 27 @ 10:30 a.m.

Learn more.
Television Broadcast
A Force for Nature: Lucy Braun
April 14-23, 2019, various times on CET, ThinkTV, and WOSU

Learn more.
Medieval Matters - The Matter of Parchment
April 22 @ 7:00 p.m.

Learn more.
Man Cave on Millionaires' Row
April 28 @ 1:00 p.m.

Learn more.
April Grant-funded Exhibits
Crooked River Contrasts

Cleveland (University Circle)
Through April 30, 2019
Learn more.

Cleveland (Hopkins Airport)
Through June 30, 2019
Learn more.

April 13 - May 18, 2019
Learn more.

Cleveland (Case Western Reserve University)
April 15 - September 2, 2019
Learn more.

April 15 - May 30, 2019
Learn more.
We Shall Remember Them: How Columbus Remembered the Great War
Through July 29, 2019

Learn more.
North Canton
Come Together: Historic Churches of North Canton
April 5 - May 30, 2019

Learn more.
Bowling Green
For Comfort and Convenience: Public Charity in Ohio by Way of the Poor Farm
April 11 - December 12, 2019

Learn more.
Ohio Pioneers: "From such beginnings, much may be expected."
April 15 - October 15, 2019

Learn more.


Bringing award-winning content to Ohioans. In print and online.

Check out the annual travel edition of Pathways!

Pathways Spring 2019
Praise for Pathways
Praise is already coming in for the spring issue of Pathways! One reader reported, "I am hanging on to it so I can reread later and share with others," and another proclaimed, "Now that I have read through a copy, I am hooked!"

Find out what buzz is all about! Read online and SUBSCRIBE to receive a print copy.
Learn more.

Ohio Chautauqua

History comes to life.

Bobby Kennedy on StageOhio Chautauqua 2019 Modern Legends

We're gearing up for the 2019 tour! Here's what you need to know:

WHERE: Defiance June 4 - 8, Milan June 11 - 15, Geauga County June 18 - 22, and Warren June 25-29.
WHAT: Five nights of entertainment under the tent, and daytime programs for adults and youth.
WHO: Humorist Erma Bombeck, Tuskegee Air Commander and Air Force General Benjamin O. Davis Jr., television celebrity and master chef Julia Child, farm labor leader Cesar Chavez, and US Senator and 1968 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy.
Learn more.

Speakers Bureau

Bringing the humanities to your town.

April Speakers Bureau Events

Susan Talbot Stanaway- World War I Posters: For the Hearts and Minds of Ordinary People
April 7, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m.
Richard Bretz Memorial Building, Celina

Matt Donahue - Popular Culture and Its Place
April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Auglaize County District Public Library, Waynesfield

Kimberly Hamlin — When Women Became People
April 9, 2019 @ 10:30 a.m.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Loveland

Cathy Nelson- A History of the Underground Railroad
April 15, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Ohio Theater, Loudenville

Mark Souther - The Forgotten Story of Cleveland's Failed Downtown Subway

April 15, 2019 Year, @ 7:00 p.m.
Solon Library, Solon
Learn more about Speakers Bureau.


Grant deadlines, fellowships, and board nominations.
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
Major Grants ($5,001-$20,000)
July 15, 2019
— Drafts submitted by June 14, 2019 for projects beginning after November 1, 2019.
Questions? Contact David Merkowitz, PhD:

Quarterly Grants ($2,001-$5,000)
June 14, 2019 — Drafts submitted by May 15, 2019 for projects beginning after August 22, 2019.
September 16, 2019 — Drafts submitted by August 15, 2019 for projects beginning after November 22, 2019.
Questions? Contact Robert Colby, PhD:

Monthly Grants ($2,000 or less)
First business day of the month.
Drafts submitted online are recommended but not required.
Questions? Contact Robert Colby, PhD:
Learn more.
Ohio Humanities Summer Fellowships

Ohio Humanities is seeking up to four individuals to research and write for, a
digital and mobile heritage tourism hub for the state of Ohio. has been designed to serve multiple audiences, including nonprofit cultural organizations and heritage travelers. Fellows will spend the summer in their home regions visiting, researching, and writing about Ohio’s heritage assets for publication and distribution via Applications are due May 1, 2019.
Learn more.
Call for Board Nominees

Ohio Humanities is always seeking qualified individuals from the academic and private sectors to serve as board members and guide the organization’s future by sharing their wisdom and experience, attending quarterly business meetings, participating on committees, reviewing grant applications, evaluating projects, and acting as liaisons with various audiences and civic leaders.

Terms of service are three years, with appointments beginning on November 1 of the year.

Prospective member packets should include a nomination form and the individual’s resume or curriculum vita. Nominations are accepted through the year. Please forward nominations to:

Pat Williamsen, Executive Director
471 East Broad Street-Suite 1620
Columbus, Ohio 43215.
Learn more.
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