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Humanities Iowa partnered with Filmmaker Dan Manatt on a documentary about the Iowa State Penitentiary. The film, “The Fort: 177 Years of Crime & Punishment at the Iowa State Penitentiary,” premiered in Fort Madison in September 2017. DVD copies of the film quickly sold out, so we're making the entire film available here for no charge!
June 2018 Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce the recipients of our most recent major grant awards cycle: Title of Project: Literary Heroines: Their Times Their Fashions Sponsoring Organization: Putnam Museum and Science Center, Davenport Grant: $10,000
January 2018 The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium and Humanities Iowa announce a $20,000 Council Conducted Partnership to support the Museum & Aquarium’s forthcoming exhibit, River of Innovation.
November 2017 Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce a $40,000 Council Conducted Partnership with the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association in support of their project celebrating the 100th Anniversary History of the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District.
November 2017 Humanities Iowa is pleased to announce the recipients of its most recent major grant awards cycle: Title of Project: The Comparison Project Sponsoring Organization: Drake University, Des Moines Grant: $7,900