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Great News from the Great Lakes: 1913 Massacre receives IHC Grant

Recognizing the significance of the Calumet story for the entire Great Lakes region, the Illinois Humanities Council has awarded 1913 Massacre a major grant.

NYSCA grant, and a fifth shooting trip to Calumet

This update is long overdue, but we’ve been traveling and shooting and writing grants, so there hasn’t been much time for the website in the past few months. Time to…

In Memory of Tom Katona

We mourn the passing of Tom Katona, union organizer and activist, avid amateur historian, descendant of an Italian Hall survivor, and guardian angel of our endeavor. Tom was only 49…

An Afternoon with Odetta

We recently spent a wonderful afternoon talking with a living folk legend: Odetta. Our interview ranged from her memories of Woody, to his children’s music, to her music, to Ramblin’…

Puffin Foundation Support & a visit with Dan Zanes

We’ve just gotten word that 1913 Massacre has been awarded a grant from The Puffin Foundation. The Puffin Foundation is dedicated to “continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people.”…