AUGUSTA – The Maine Humanities Council announces grants awarded in March and April. The council awarded grants to 15 organizations throughout Maine.

The council makes approximately 75 grants each year to nonprofit organizations for humanities projects. Funds are made available through the New Century Community Program. For more information on the council, see

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Area organizations receiving awards were: To the Pejepscot Historical Society, Brunswick, $1,000 for its biennial Chamberlain Days Symposium, a multi-day series of lectures and programs relating to Civil War general, Maine governor and Bowdoin College professor Joshua L. Chamberlain. To the Brunswick-Trinidad Sister City Association, $970 for a reading and discussion group on Cuban fiction. To the Western Oxford Foothills Discovery Research Project, Lovell, a $500 planning grant relating to the restoration and professional reproduction of historical works by historian Peter Lenz. To the Maranacook Community School, Readfield, $280 for conversation and poetry reading with Nikki Giovanni.

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