Josephine Herrick Project Receives Grant from the NEH!

Great news!

JHP just found out that we received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve our collection of photographs ranging in time from WWII to today.

Read the Press Release: http://www.neh.gov/news/press-release/2015-12-14

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. The Endowment awards grants to top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

“NEH provides support for projects across America that preserve our heritage, promote scholarly discoveries, and make the best of America’s humanities ideas available to all Americans,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams. “We are proud to announce this latest group of grantees who, through their projects and research, will bring valuable lessons of history and culture to Americans.”

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Josephine Herrick Project Partners with the New York Council for the Humanities

Photograph of Josephine at Chautauqua

JHP is happy to announce that we received a vision grant from The New York Council for the Humanities to continue our research into the life of our founder, Josephine Herrick. Josephine Herrick was an amazing woman who was an artist, philanthropist and businesswoman in the mid- 20th century. We have been finding out some amazing things. We recently received copies of a surveys she filled out as an alumna of Bryn Mawr and hundreds of pictures taken by her at Chautauqua Institute in the 1950s and 1960s. The grant will be used to bring together an advisory group that will search for more information about Josephine and decide on the content of a Josephine Herrick exhibition that will be part of our 75th anniversary celebrations next year.

The New York Council for the Humanities is dedicated to helping all New Yorkers lead vibrant intellectual lives by strengthening traditions of cultural literacy, critical inquiry, and civic engagement.