HI Awards $1,000 for Great Depression Lecture and Exhibit

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,000 to Loras College for the project "Depression Era Dubuque". The project will consist of a lecture and photographical artwork prints. The lecture will be offered on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11 AM and 7 PM at Loras College Alumni Campus Center Ballroom. The photographical artwork prints will be on display at Loras College Library through the month of April.

According to project director Valorie Woerdehoff, the project will involve a lecture host, Robert Brent Toplin, Ph. D, Wilmington Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina, and the photographical documentation by John Vachon regarding today's economy and the crash in the 1929.

"Local history is the heart of the humanities and we are pleased to provide support for projects that generate conversations among Dubuquers," 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.