HI awards $1,500 to Halcyon House for Buckskinner Rendezvous

Humanities Iowa, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, granted $1,500 to the Wesley Halcyon House for the Second Annual Buckskinner Rendezvous. The event is free and open to the public. The event will be held on September 26-28 in Washington, Iowa at the Wesley Halcyon House.

The event, according to Project Director Rebecca Carter, will include men, women, and children portraying people from 1800-70. There will be demonstrations, exhibits, and Native American music and dance. The Tama Meskwaki Native Americans will also portray their history during the European exploration through Iowa with performances, stories, and dance.

"Iowa’s history, both as a territory and as a state, is fascinating," said Humanities Iowa Executive Director Christopher Rossi, "and our organization is pleased to support an event where Iowans can experience such history first hand."

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.