Partnership with Tolerance Week

Tolerance Week: A Not So Silent Resistance

$20,000

The mission of Tolerance Week is to educate, enlighten, and inspire. Using documentary films, live performances, and lectures, Tolerance Week reaches students, families, teachers, and community leaders about the Holocaust and other injustices. It inspires teachers and students to identify sources of discrimination and injustice within their communities and to work to eliminate them.

This will be the 12th Annual Tolerance Week, and all events are free and open to the public. A featured guest of this year's programming will be Ms. Inge Auerbacher, a Holocaust survivor. Visit the Tolerance Week website for more information.

Partnership with The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium

"River of Innovation" Exhibit
Dubuque, IA
Spring 2019

$20,000

"River of Innovation" aims to inspire the next generation of river explorers and will be comprised of a 19th century belt-driven machine shop, a series of hands-on exhibits and a modern maker space. These elements will be combined with educational components to form a cohesive and immersive set of experiences for visitors and learners while balancing the Museum & Aquarium’s historical, cultural and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concentrations.

 

Partnership with the Siouxland Historical Railroad Association

100th Anniversary History of the Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District
Sioux City, IA
October 2017-September 2018

$40,000

The Milwaukee Railroad Shops Historic District is one of several preserved steam-era railroad shop environments in North America. It celebrated its 100th anniversary this year. The Siouxland Historic Railroad Association will develop educational programs around the history of the site in Sioux City: the former Sioux City Roundhouse, Repair Shops and Engine Terminal, including a permanent exhibit, public programs and a pictorial history book.

 

Partnership with the Blanden Charitable Foundation

"Daniel Rhodes"
Fort Dodge, IA
September-November, 2017

$10,000

The works of Fort Dodge native Daniel Rhodes will be on exhibit at the Blanden Art Museum. This exhibit will feature a wide variety of his work including ceramic sculptures, drawings and photos. It will highlight a visual story of creation and exploration. This exhibit is part of the 85th anniversary celebration of the Blanden Foundation.