Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,000 to the Iowa Valley Resource Conservation and Development for a mini-symposium, "The Meskwaki in the Iowa River Valley". The event will occur on Wednesday, March 31st from 1:00-5:00 at the Meskwaki Bing Casino Hotel Veteran's Convention Center in Tama, Iowa.
According to project director, Peter Hoehnle, will include a panel of humanist scholars to draw attention to the unique relationships with Euro-American settlers. The panel will also include narratives and audience discussion throughout the day.
"Our organization is pleased to provide support for an event that informs and interacts with present day Iowans with the people and stories of Iowa's past", 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.