March 23, 2017
$8,500 grant to support cultural outreach program
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Heritage Center recently received an $8,500 grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council. The grant will be used to support the organization’s award-winning cultural outreach program.
“We are beyond thankful to receive these funds and excited to build upon our continued partnership with OHC,” said Tonia Weavel, interim executive director for the Cherokee Heritage Center. “Our outreach program is vital to the preservation and promotion of Cherokee culture, and this grant will ensure we have the opportunity to share our history and traditions.”
The Cherokee Heritage Center’s cultural outreach program aims to engage and enlighten participants, inspire curiosity and foster learning through hands-on art classes, interactive theatrical storytelling and cultural presentations. The program has been recognized by the American Association of State and Local History.
The Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote meaningful public engagement with the humanities disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, ethics, and philosophy. The humanities offer a deeper understanding of ourselves and others by confronting us with the questions, values, and meanings of the human experience. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OHC brings people together to explore these ideas through programming and community grants that support book groups, exhibits, film festivals, teacher institutes, and more. OHC engages people in their own communities, providing forums for education, critical thinking, and productive civil discourse.