Presented by:
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
Subject: Other, Varies Audience: All

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities’ Major Grant Program, for requests over $2,000, invites nonprofit organizations and schools to apply for funding in support of public projects, documentary films, and civic education initiatives beginning after April 1, 2017. The deadline for these grants are in January of each year.

A past grant awarded to The Little Compton Historical Society (LCHS) supported Remembering Adamsville, a community-oriented local history project celebrating the history and heritage of Adamsville, Rhode Island, a village within the town of Little Compton. Over a dozen community volunteers were trained to collect and transcribe oral histories, assisted with research, and encouraged their neighbors to participate in the town-wide project. These volunteers connected with residents to collect 58 oral histories and over 200 images and documents, which were added to the Historical Society’s archives. The oral histories and images were used to tell Adamsville’s stories through online, indoor, and outdoor exhibitions, a book of oral histories, and public programs that welcomed over 3,000 family visitors between July and October 2013.