The National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association Public Programs Office are seeking libraries to host “Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience,” a traveling exhibit about black baseball history. Successful applicants will receive a $2,500 grant for exhibit-related expenses. For details, visit the Small Grants Section of the National Endowment for the Humanities website. The application deadline is April 4.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is now offering preservation assistance grants to enable libraries, museums, historical societies and other organizations to improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections. The deadline for application is May 15.

Save America’s Treasures is a grant program for preservation and conservation work on intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites that are nationally significant. Grant amounts range from $25,000 to $70,000 to conserve collections and from $125,000 to $700,000 for historic property and site projects. For details, visit the National Park Service website or contact Kimber Craine at the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, or call 202/682-5661. The deadline for applications is May 20.

The Center for Digital Storytelling and the Museum of the Person International Network have designated May 16 as the International Day for Sharing Life Stories. The day will be an opportunity for people around the world to share stories, both in person and via the Internet. The campaign website is still in draft stage but can be viewed at

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