The chairman of the nation endowment for the humanities visits Rhode Island today. Chairman William Adams will be announcing more than one-hundred thousand dollars in grants for the state. The grants are going to 14 different community organization around the state, including, Water Fire, RiverzEdge a youth arts program in Woonsocket and the Little Compton Historical Society.
Elizabeth Francis is the director of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.
“The grants are important because they are a primary vehicle to promote cultural, historical, and civic engagement,” said Francis.
Senator Jack Reed will also be on hand for the announcement. Reed is announcing the Veterans’ History Project; a joint venture with the Library of Congress.
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