- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Seven humanities projects in Virginia have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The largest grant, $300,000, went to the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., in Charlottesville. The grant will be used to catalog and digitize 365,000 artifacts from President Andrew Jackson’s home in Tennessee, The Hermitage.

The University of Virginia received grants for two projects.

Grants also were awarded to the Library of Virginia Foundation, the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture in Williamsburg, the University of Richmond and Sweet Briar College.

The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the grants Thursday.

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