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The IHC is now accepting applications to bring the next traveling exhibit, Voices and Votes, from the Smithsonian Institution to rural communities across Idaho in 2025 through the Museum on Main Street program. IHC covers all expenses including shipping, publicity, travel to two workshops, and provides $1,500 for programming. Applications must be received by June 14th, 2024.

IHC will select six host sites throughout the state to host the tour in 2025.

Museums, libraries, art centers, and community centers interested in bringing this unique experience to their rural town are strongly encouraged to apply.

IHC is especially interested in receiving applications from rural communities with populations under 20,000.

Need Help?

IHC Staff are happy to help and provide guidance via phone, email, or Zoom. No question is too small or too large, so don’t hesitate. It is best to reach out via email first, as some IHC staff are working remotely and will have a longer delay in returning phone calls. Staff comments and feedback are based solely on prior experience and following the suggestions does not guarantee funding.

For questions and guidance, reach out to Grants Manager Doug Exton at doug@idahohumanities.org



Voices and Votes has been made possible in Idaho by the Idaho Humanities Council.

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. It is based on an exhibition by the National Museum of American History. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.