Kentucky Humanities has awarded $500,000 to 85 cultural organizations throughout the state through funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act economic stabilization plan appropriated by the U.S. Congress.

The Simpson County Historical Society was one of the recipients across the state to receive state funds through the endowment.

Kentucky Humanities CARES Act Grants provide unrestricted operating and/or humanities program support to humanities organizations throughout the Commonwealth who have suffered program financial losses due to COVID-19. These grants provide immediate funds to humanities-based cultural organizations to help stabilize organizations by providing money for them to maintain essential functions and retain core personnel during this public health crisis and ensure their future success.

“There are so many organizations across the state that are struggling during this unprecedented time,” said Bill Goodman, Kentucky Humanities executive director. “We were happy to work with the National Endowment for the Humanities to deliver these much needed funds to humanities based organizations throughout Kentucky and are glad that Congress made these funds available to cultural organizations in Kentucky and throughout the country.”

Kentucky Humanities CARES Act Grants have been awarded to:

• American Cave Conservation Association

• American Saddle Museum

• Appalachian Artisan Center

• Appalshop, Inc.

• Asia Institute, Inc.

• Aviation Museum

• Baker Hunt Foundation

• Bath County Public Library

• Behringer-Crawford Museum

• Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum

• Bluegrass Railroad Museum

• Breckinridge County Public Library

• Campbell County Public Library

• Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

• Clinton County Public Library

• Conrad-Caldwell House Museum

• Corbin Public Library

• Cynthiana-Harrison County Public Library

• Daviess County Public Library

• Dinsmore Homestead Foundation

• Filson Historical Society

• Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky for Mountain Arts Center Fund

• Franklin County Public Library/Paul Sawyier Library

• Frazier Historical Arms Museum Foundation, Inc.

• Oxmoor Farm Foundation

• Gallatin County Public Library

• Georgetown & Scott County Museum

• Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana

• Governor’s Scholars Program

• Headley Whitney Museum

• Henry Clay Memorial Foundation

• Highlands Museum & Discovery Center

• Hindman Settlement School

• Historic Locust Grove, Inc.

• Historic Paris Bourbon County Hopewell Museum

• Hopkins County Madisonville Public Library

• Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library

• I Was Here, Inc.

• Jesse Stewart Foundation

• Johnson County Public Library

• Kentucky Basketball Hall of Fame

• Kentucky Derby Museum

• Kentucky Gateway Museum Center

• Kentucky Historical Society

• Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum

• Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum Inc.

• Kentucky Oral History Commission jointly with the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation

• Kentucky Railway Museum, Inc.

• Kentucky Shakespeare Festival

• LexArts

• Lexington Children’s Museum

• Lexington Children’s Theatre

• Lexington History Museum, Inc.

• Lexington Public Library

• Living Art & Science Center

• Louisville Folk School

• Madison County Public Library

• Marshall County Public Library

• Mary Todd Lincoln House

• McDowell House Museum

• Meade County Historical Society

• Mercer County Public Library

• Muhammad Ali Center

• Museum of the American Quilter’s Society

• Oldham County History Center

• Owensboro Museum of Science and History

• Paramount Arts Center, Inc.

• Pendleton County Public Library

• Pennyroyal Arts Council, Inc.

• Perry County Public Library

• Pioneer Playhouse

• Powell County Public Library

• Preservation Kentucky

• River Discovery Center

• Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill

• Stage One: The Louisville Children’s Theatre, Inc.

• Stephen Foster Drama Association, Inc.

• The Hotel Metropolitan

• The Lexington Theatre Company

• The Louisville Ballet

• The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center

• William B. Harlan Memorial Library

• White Hall

Kentucky Humanities is a non-profit Kentucky corporation affiliated with the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information about Kentucky Humanities’ programs and services, and more details about the COVID-19 Emergency Support Grants, visit kyhumanities.org.

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