HI awards $1,270 to Madison County 40th anniversary Covered Bridge Festival

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, awarded $1,270 to the Madison County Historical Society for programming celebrating the 40th anniversary Covered Bridge Festival.

According to the program’s director, Debbie Zacharias, the events are part of the "Passport to the Past" program, which is celebrating its 5th year at the Covered Bridge Festival. The program will feature two presentations by Paxton Williams as George Washington Carver and will take place October 10-11 in Winterset, Iowa. This program is geared towards children and interested adults alike.

"Our organization has strong and established connections to county historical societies," said Humanities Iowa director, Chris Rossi, "and we’re pleased to offer financial support to this fine festival."

The mission of Humanities Iowa is to promote understanding and appreciation of the people, communities, cultures, and stories of importance to Iowa and the nation. For more information on funding opportunities from Humanities Iowa, see its website at http://www.humanitiesiowa.org.