Uncategorized | January 21, 2009
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH), National Park Service (NPS), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) jointly announced the awarding of $10.52 million in federal Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grants.
With these funds 40 organizations and agencies will act to conserve some of America’s most significant cultural treasures, which illustrate, interpret, and embody the great events, ideas, and individuals that contribute to our nation’s history and culture. Through the congressionally-appropriated SAT program, awards were made to 23 historic properties and sites and 17 nationally significant collections of artifacts, documents and artistic works.
Among this year’s awardees is The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection in Wyoming. This collection is the most comprehensive privately-held assemblage of Plains
Indian arts and related historical materials documenting the lives and cultures of the Native people of the Great Plains. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center will use SAT funds to conserve and exhibit this collection, and its location in northwestern Wyoming will be a resource for current and future generations of Native Americans from the nearby Northern Plains reservations and non-Native scholars and others.