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Research and Development Grant

Division of Preservation and Access

National Endowment for the Humanities

Old Picture of Falcon Field Airport

The Mission

Of course, the World War II hangars at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, Arizona, hold significant cultural and historical value. These hangars were part of a training site for British RAF pilots during the war, symbolizing international cooperation and camaraderie. Today, they serve as a testament to the shared history and enduring friendship between nations. 

The Falcon Warbirds Foundation plays a crucial role in preserving this heritage. By maintaining these hangars as a community space, they provide an environment for residents and visitors to learn about this important chapter of history, while also fostering a sense of community. 

This synergy between preserving history and promoting community with local commerce entities, also promotes accountability among local civil servants, thereby contributing to the overall prosperity of the community.

The Blueprints

  • Furthering theory and practice in core heritage collections work
  • Preserving audiovisual and digital heritage
  • Applying artificial intelligence to collections-based activities
  • Conserving the material past
  • Protecting cultural heritage
  • Stewarding collections by and with underrepresented communities
  • Responding to the impact of climate change

The Impact

NEH’s Humanities Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence Initiative, which is encouraging research on the ethical, legal, and societal implications of AI. 

NEH’s American Tapestry: Weaving Together Past, Present, and Future. American Tapestry New Special Initiative, supports projects that address one or more of the following themes: strengthening our democracy, advancing equity for all, and addressing our changing climate.