Iowa Hills & Heritage Festival: HI awards $1,400

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,400 to the Green Hollow Center for the Hills & Heritage Festival.  The festival is free and open to the public. It will be held on September 19 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and September 20 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM in Thurman, Iowa.

The two-day event will focus on the 1800-70. According to William R. Blackburn, chair of the Hills & Heritage Festival, it will include music, old time games, re-enactments groups, historical displays and discussions, competitions, grape stomping, stores with Jesse James, that Dakota Indians, and more.

“Humanities Iowa is delighted to support heritage festivals in Iowa,” said Executive Director Chris Rossi. “This event offers a unique look at life in Iowa for all ages.”

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