Arkansas Humanities Council Awards Grant to DeValls Bluff Civil War Interpretation Project Print
Thursday, 12 January 2012 12:25

The Arkansas Humanities Council board of directors met on November 18, 2011 to consider major grant applications. They awarded a total of fourteen grants that totaled $180,865. The approved projects represent a variety of humanities disciplines and formats.  

Among the grant projects approved was the DeValls Bluff Civil War Interpretation Project submitted by the Bill and Sharon Arnold Family Foundation of Little Rock. The grant award for the DeValls Bluff project is $4,858 and will be used to install three Civil War markers that will complement 6 existing Civil War markers. The markers will be dedicated at the Fort Lincoln Freedom Fest on April 28th in DeValls Bluff.

The Arkansas Humanities Council was incorporated in 1974 to develop a statewide program to acquaintthe citizens of Arkansas with the academic fields of study known as the humanities. These fields areconcerned with human experiences, beliefs, and ideas, and represent specific bodies of knowledge, methods of gathering information, and ways of thinking, talking, and writing about their subject matter. The council's next major grant deadline is February 15, 2012. Visit their website at for guidelines for grant applications, a list of funded grants, and application forms.