Riverdale Public Library Chosen for Founding Era Public Programming Grant

We are pleased to announce that Riverdale Public Library has been awarded a Revisiting the Founding Era Grant to implement public programming and community conversations that explore America’s founding and its enduring themes.

As part of the grant, Riverdale Public Library received 10 copies of a reader containing scholarly essays on selected historical documents from the lauded Gilder Lehrman Collection, $1,000 to help implement programs, and additional digital resources, training, and support from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the American Library Association.

These resources will allow Riverdale Public Library to launch a program series on the Founding Era. This includes several upcoming Revolutionary War history programs, several with a focus on local history. View and register for the programs at our website www.riverdalelibrary.org  and to view a copy of the Revisiting the Founding Era reader.

Revisiting the Founding Era is a three-year national initiative of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, presented in partnership with the American Library Association and the National Constitution Center, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The grant provides 100 public libraries across the country the opportunity to use historical documents to spark public conversations about the Founding Era’s enduring ideas and themes and how they continue to influence our lives today.

For more information about Revisiting the Founding Era and participating libraries, visit www.foundingera.org.

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