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For Immediate Release

February 3, 2009

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Berlin Prison to Receive Prints of History as Part of National Endowment

(Berlin, N.H.) New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn is pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities has selected the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin as a recipient for its “Picturing America” art grant.

More than 29,000 schools and libraries will receive the artwork beginning in March 2009. The artwork can be displayed for the entire 2009-2010 school year. It will be on display in the NCF Library and Education wing.

Commissioner Wrenn said, “This will be a valuable visual resource for offenders and staff alike to learn more about American history and culture. We are pleased to have been selected for this nationwide program.”

Forty prints will be received in all. Artists include Norman Rockwell, N.C. Wyeth, Gilbert Stuart, James MacNeil Whistler, and many more. Subjects include portraits of U.S. Presidents, Americana, and iconic symbols and images of important moments in American history.


Here is a link to the original National Endowment for the Humanities news release announcing the program http://www.neh.gov/news/archive/20090116a.html

Artwork collection can be viewed by following this link: http://picturingamerica.neh.gov/index.php?sec=gallery.

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