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April 8, 2014 > Hayward Area Historical Society receives grant

Hayward Area Historical Society receives grant

Submitted By Marcess Owings

Cal Humanities has recently announced the 2014 Community Stories grant awardees and Hayward Area Historical Society has been awarded $10,000 for its project entitled Stitching Russell City Stories. The grant will be used to produce a series of story quilts by master quilter Marion Coleman, resulting in an exhibition of quilts inspired by the stories of Russell City residents. The project will also provide a venue through public programming to spark conversations about immigration, segregation, historically ethnic communities, accumulation of wealth, and the ramifications of the past on the present and future.

Community Stories is a competitive grant program of Cal Humanities. Grants are awarded to projects that give expression to the extraordinary variety of histories and experiences of CaliforniaÕs places and people to ensure that the stories can be shared widely. These narratives help us find our commonalities, appreciate our differences, and learn something new about how to live well together.

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