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Library grant will bring 'Civil War 150' programs

 

Special to The Dispatch

 

The Columbus-Lowndes Public Library has received a grant to host programs and speakers in 2013 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. 

 

The grant is part of "Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning through the Words of Those Who Lived It," a major three-year project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

 

Components of the grant include a $500 stipend to host public programs on themes relating to the Civil War and a collection of Civil War 150 readers in digital form, for reading and discussion groups. 

 

The library plans to host various talks, exhibits, presentations and programs that will be announced soon. 

 

Partners include the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Library of America and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. 

 

For more information, contact Mona K. Vance at 662-329-5304 or by email at mvance@lowndes.lib.ms.us

 

 

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