2013 Prisoner of War Research Grant Program Announced
Contact: Eric Leonard, 229 924-0343, ext. 201
ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia - ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia - Andersonville National Historic Site, home of the National Prisoner of War Museum, seeks applicants for an annual grant program which will provide financial assistance to support original research and writing leading to interpretive works on the history of American Prisoners of War.These research grants are made possible through the generosity of the Friends of Andersonville. The Friends of Andersonville are a 501[c] organization fostering public understanding of the role Andersonville National Historic Site plays in our Nation's History. Learn more at www.friendsofandersonville.org
The following information will be of interest to those who desire to apply for financial assistance.
Applications submitted by electronic mail or fax will not be accepted.The application deadline for 2011 awards is December 14, 2012.Awards will be made by January 31, 2013.Andersonville National Historic Site will acknowledge receipt of complete applications if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is included with the application.Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application cover sheet can be found at: http://go.nps.gov/2013POWresearchgrants
Andersonville National Historic Site
For questions regarding the research grant program, please call Chief of Interpretation and Education Eric Leonard at 229 924-0343, extension 201.
Andersonville National Historic Site is located 10 miles south of Oglethorpe, GA and 10 miles northeast of Americus, GA on Georgia Highway 49. The national park features the National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville National Cemetery and the site of the historic Civil War prison, Camp Sumter. Andersonville National Historic Site is the only national park within the National Park System to serve as a memorial to all American prisoners of war. Park grounds are open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with the museum opening at 9:00 a.m. Admission is free. For more information on the park, call 229 924-0343, visit on the web at www.nps.gov/ande/, or find us on Facebook at facebook.com/AndersonvilleNPS
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Did You Know?
The largest artifact in the National Prisoner of War Museum is the “Sack of Cement Cross” from Camp O’Donnell in the Philippines. The total height of the cross is 8 ft. The cross was built as a memorial to American prisoners who perished in the camp.