HI awards $2,135 to the Danish Immigrant Museum

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $2,135 to the Danish Immigrant Museum for an updated interpretation of "Bedstemor's House". The updates will begin February 1st and will be will be released to the public on April 1st 2010.

According to project director, Tova Brandt, the update will include a short free internet video, interpretive panels in Bedstemor's House, and a re-design brochure available to prospective visitors. Bedstemor's house or grandmother's house, has been used to tell visitors about the lives of the Danish Americans in the Midwest.

"Our organization is please to provide support for a museum that breathes life into the history of immigrants in Iowa," said Humanities Iowa executive director, Christopher Rossi.

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.