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Historic New England awards six preservation grants

Rokeby Museum Archaeology
Abenaki specimens, Rokeby Museum


Boston, Mass. – September 2015 – Historic New England presents its annual Community Preservation Grants program with awards of $1,000 to a preservation organization in each of the six New England states. The grants are awarded to small to mid-sized heritage organizations carrying out programs allied with the preservation and education mission of Historic New England.

The 2015 Community Preservation Grants are awarded to:



  • The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk to support the transfer of the Harrie B. Coe collection of film reels to digital format. These films are promotional footage of Maine centered on Maine life and recreation from the early twentieth century.


  • Tales of Cape Cod in Barnstable toward an architectural and archaeological survey of the Olde Colonial Courthouse in Barnstable to document the building, increase public appreciation, and plan future preservation activities.

New Hampshire

  • New Ipswich Historical Society for the installation of a bronze sign marking the New Ipswich Center Village Historic District (as recognized by the National Register of Historic Places) to increase visibility and knowledge of the historic village.

Rhode Island

  • Living History, Inc. in Providence to support Iron Man, an archaeological field school for low-income urban high school students, based at the Nathanael Greene Homestead in Coventry, R.I.


  • Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh for a professional survey of Abenaki Native American artifacts in the museum collection, leading to improved cataloguing, exhibition, and interpretation.


About the Community Preservation Grant program

As Historic New England works to fulfill our mission and vision of being a regional partner for heritage organizations, we reconfirm our belief that collaboration among organizations devoted to preservation activities in the region will strengthen all efforts and raise the visibility and importance of preservation at all levels throughout New England.

About Historic New England

Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. We bring history to life while preserving the past for everyone interested in exploring the New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. Historic New England owns and operates thirty-six historic homes and landscapes spanning five states. We share the region's history through vast collections, publications, programs, museum properties, archives, and stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England. For more information visit




Historic New England awards six preservation grants