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Missouri Humanities Council Awards Grant to UCM for Historic Missouri

By Jeff Murphy, August 30, 2022


WARRENSBURG, MO -- The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a $10,000 grant to the University of Central Missouri in support of Historic Missouri.

Historic Missouri is a website and a free mobile app that provides users easy access to information about the important places, people, and stories that are unique to Missouri. Developed by the faculty and students in the History Program at the University of Central Missouri, the mobile application provides interpretive and curated narrative tours about Missouri’s history. Each point on the map includes historical information about that site and features historic images from Missouri’s archival institutions such as the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Missouri State Archives.

According to UCM history professor and project director, Dr. Jon Taylor, the grant supports UCM Master of Arts in History students to research, write, and upload content to Historic Missouri that will be used to create at least 10 walking/driving tours for several Missouri communities. Students plan to finish the tours by May 2023 when the tours will be featured on and also available for android and iphone users via the Historic
Missouri app.

For more information about the grants program of the Missouri Humanities Council, call 314-781-9660 or 800-357-0909 or write to the MHC, 415 S 18th Street, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63103-2269. The MHC is the only state- wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971.



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