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LEH Awards More Than $160K in Programmatic Grants

Each year the LEH awards Rebirth Grants in support of public humanities projects implemented by cultural institutions large and small throughout the state.

In October, thanks to funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the LEH awarded 22 Rebirth Grants in 11 parishes for a combined total of $108,236.

The LEH also awarded an additional 11 Rebirth PL Grants in support of Louisiana public libraries’ transition to virtual programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Made possible by the NEH through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, with additional support from the Union Pacific Foundation, public libraries in 11 parishes received Rebirth PL Grants totaling $55,490.




Acadian Heritage & Culture Foundation, Inc.

Frenchie Podcast

Vermilion Parish



Fort Jesup Historic Site, Inc.

Settlers and Soldiers of “No Man’s Land”

Sabine Parish



Friends of the Louisiana State Archives

Oral Histories of Agricultural Festival Pageant Queens

East Baton Rouge Parish



Gulf Communities Research Institute

Discovering the Lived Experience of Slavery at Evergreen Plantation

Orleans Parish



Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses

Artisans of the Iconic: The Ironworkers of New Orleans Exhibit

Orleans Parish



Laura Center for Creole Heritage

Louisiana Creole Voices

St. James Parish



Leona Tate Foundation for Change, Inc.

Principal’s Office Exhibit in the Tate, Etienne, & Prevost Interpretive Center

Orleans Parish



Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum

Olympian Lecture Series

Natchitoches Parish



Louisiana Trans Advocates

The Louisiana Trans Oral History Project

East Baton Rouge Parish



National Trust for Historic Preservation/Shadows-on-the-Teche

The Shadows: Telling the Full History Lecture Series

Iberia Parish



New Orleans Healing Center, Inc.

Daring Discussions

Orleans Parish



Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University

Louisiana Reimagines

Orleans Parish



One Book One New Orleans

2020 Book Distribution and Public Programming

Orleans Parish



Presbytère, Louisiana State Museum

Mystery in Motion: African American Spirituality in Mardi Gras Exhibit

Orleans Parish



River Road African American Museum

Our Roots Run Deep

Ascension Parish



Télé-Louisiane LLC

Louisiana Virtual Immersion: Language, Culture & History en Français

Lafayette Parish



Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival

35th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Orleans Parish



Union Museum of History and Art

Discovering the Uplands Indians: First People of Union Parish Exhibit

Union Parish



University of Louisiana at Lafayette – The Hilliard Art Museum

Increasing Accessibility to the Humanities for Education and Inspiration

Lafayette Parish



University of Louisiana Monroe

Preserving Frozen Memories

Ouachita Parish



Vermilionville Living History Museum

Culture Days at Vermilionville

Lafayette Parish



WWNO New Orleans Public Radio

The Reading Life with Susan Larson

Orleans Parish






Ascension Parish Library

Photographic History of Ascension Parish

Ascension Parish



Beauregard Parish Library

Louisiana Historic Tool and Craft Series

Beauregard Parish



Bossier Parish Library

Bossier’s Virtual History Tour

Bossier Parish



Concordia Parish Library

Italians of Northeast Louisiana and Mississippi As Settlers and Immigrants

Concordia Parish



East Carroll Parish Library

“Where We Came From”

East Carroll Parish



Jefferson Parish Library

A History of Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish



New Orleans Public Library

African American Resource Collection Virtual Lecture Series

Orleans Parish



Ouachita Parish Public Library

Historic Hasley: Secrets from the Grave

Ouachita Parish



Rapides Parish Library

Rapides Reads – Bontemps Beaucoup

Rapides Parish



Terrebonne Parish Library

Swamp Stories: Louisiana Myths and Legends

Terrebonne Parish



West Feliciana Parish Library

West Feliciana Parish Digital History Archive

West Feliciana Parish



Image: Theresa Shadow Dancer Gobert, Amy Beautiful Butterfly Showing Beautiful Wings Cormier, and Minerva Beautiful Flower Francis of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe at the 2018 Vermilionville Culture Days, which was supported by a Rebirth Grant; photo by Elsa Dimitriadis