How was the online exhibit funded?

Unvarnished: Housing Discrimination in the Northern and Western United States online exhibit was funded by a prestigious Museum National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s museums. The $1.5 million project was a grant for $750,000 with a 1:1 match met through consortium member staff efforts and the Healing Illinois Grant Program. 

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1. What is Unvarnished? What topics does the online exhibit cover?
2. What communities are featured in the exhibit and why were these communities selected?
3. How was the online exhibit funded?
4. What type of research went into the Unvarnished online exhibit and its teacher resources?
5. How can teachers incorporate Unvarnished into their history lessons?
6. Was Naperville’s history of exclusion unique to this region?
7. Why is the Naperville Heritage Society sharing this history?