Tryon Palace Receives National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
NEW BERN, N.C. - Tryon Palace has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).
This award will allow Tryon Palace to welcome back some temporary staff, and to upgrade technology for new, virtual programming as it continues to expand its community outreach.
With temporary staff returning, Tryon Palace will have the necessary resources to develop tours that follow social distancing guidelines and training in new craft demonstrations. The grant also will be used to produce new staff training videos, expand online digital programming, create virtual school group tours and expand African American history interpretation and staff diversity training.
“I am appreciative of the staff who worked quickly to formulate the grant application,” Tryon Palace Executive Director William J. McCrea said. "NEH has complimented Tryon Palace for the quality of the application. We are eager to have some of our temporary interpretive staff return and help us bolster onsite and virtual programming.”
The NEH Grant assists humanities-based organizations that provide education in their communities and promote lifelong learning. NEH received more than 2,000 applications with about 14% that were awarded grant money, including Tryon Palace.
Grant funds will be managed by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, to be expended by December 2020.