"The healthiest communities are those that are built around active libraries, museums, and other cultural centers, that have a strong sense of their own history and identity, that have good quality schools, along with mechanisms for involving their residents in the process of solving problems and planning for the future. Supporting these kinds of communities is what the state humanities councils are all about." - Esther Mackintosh, FSHC President, at a White House briefing
Current Initiative: 225th Bill of Rights Anniversary National Partner: National Archives Local Partner: Libraries, Museums, Nonprofits Subject: History, Other Audience: All, Children and Families, Educators, K-12, Rural Communities
December 2016 marked the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, which the National Archives commemorated in part by developing a pop-up kiosk exhibit suitable for display in such venues as libraries, small museums, community centers, schools, and others. The exhibition was featured at more than 40 Kentucky schools, libraries, and museums and gave an in-depth look at each amendment and how it protects American citizens.
The exhibit featured facsimile documents, reproduction artifacts, interactives, and videos to encourage visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that marked the long history of the Bill of Rights.