January 9, 2019
$8,500 grant to support cultural outreach program
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – The Cherokee Heritage Center’s Cultural Outreach Program is gearing up for a busy new year thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma Humanities Council. The $8,500 grant will be used to support the organization’s award-winning outreach program.
“Our cultural outreach program is a wonderful extension of the work we do here at the Cherokee Heritage Center each and every day,” said Charles Gourd, executive director for the Cherokee Heritage Center. “This program would not be possible without the generous support we receive from our tribal leaders and our community partners. We are thankful for our longstanding relationship with OHC, which continues to provide opportunities for us to further advance our mission to preserve, promote and teach Cherokee history and culture.”
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.