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Lilly to Fund Storytelling Project

IHS will award a grant of $26,644 to Storytelling Arts, which is celebrating 30 years of infusing the art and use of storytelling in everyday life. The organization says the funding will be used for its Life Stories Project. As of December 2017, the organization had recorded 156 individuals sharing a life story.

“The funding will allow us to transcribe 139 of these recordings yet to be done,” said Ellen Munds, executive director of Storytelling Arts. “A clip of each of the completed interviews is available online at www.lifestoriesproject.net.”

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About Lilly Endowment Inc.

Lilly Endowment is an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company. In keeping with the founders’ wishes, the Endowment supports the causes of community development, education and religion and maintains a special commitment to its hometown, Indianapolis, and its home state, Indiana.
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.




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