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Waynesburg University receives NEH grant

Ashley Wise Dec 13, 2018

Waynesburg University has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support the preservation of archival materials pertaining to the history of the University in the University’s Paul R. Stewart Museum.

“By continuing to preserve this archival collection, we preserve the story, heritage and legacy of Waynesburg University,” said Courtney Dennis, associate director of the Paul R. Stewart Museum. “I am beyond grateful to the NEH for seeing the value in this project and for providing us with the opportunity to carry it out. I can’t wait to get started!”

The Paul R. Stewart Museum has a diverse collection that represents the humanities, arts, and sciences. The grant funds will support the replacement of archival-grade containers to better preserve the materials in this collection, which will enable the University to share the collection with the public and campus community for many years to come.

About the National Endowment for the Humanities

Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:

About Waynesburg University 

Founded in 1849 by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Waynesburg University is located on a traditional campus in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania, with three additional sites located in the Pittsburgh region. The University is one of only 22 Bonner Scholar schools in the country, offering local, regional and international opportunities to touch the lives of others through service.

Explore the Museum

The Paul R. Stewart Museum has a vast and varied collection that appeals to almost any curiosity. Its holdings include mineral specimens; fossils; Native American artifacts; local pottery and glass; objects and documents pertaining to the history of Waynesburg University; objects and documents with local, national, and international historical and cultural significance; and more!