The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Jewish Federation of St. Louis in support of the project, “Untold Sacrifices: The St. Louis Jewish Community in the Great War.” The exhibit will open in Fall 2017, honoring the anniversary year of the US involvement in World War I. Jewish Federation of St. Louis, through the Jewish Community Archives and Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, hope to show the greater St. Louis community the extent of the Jewish community’s involvement in the war. Additionally, the Exhibit will honor the effort and sacrifices that the men and women of the Jewish community made during the Great War, both at home and in military service.
“We would like to express our deepest thanks to the Missouri Humanities Council for recognizing our Exhibit with this generous grant,” said Diane Everman, Archivist, St. Louis Jewish Community. “The support of the MHC not only shows the importance of this original exhibit but the funds will allow us to reach a greater audience with the untold story of the Jewish community’s role in World War I.”
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 1970. 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 at 543 Hanley Industrial Court, Suite 205, St. Louis, MO 63144-1905.
For more information about “Untold Sacrifices: The St. Louis Jewish Community in the Great War,” including Exhibit Opening information and hours, please call 314-442-3722.