Historic New England awards six preservation grants
Boston, Mass. – Historic New England presents its annual Community Preservation Grants program with awards of $1,000 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 2016 Community Preservation Grants are awarded to:
- Windham Textile and History Museum in Willimantic to digitize 425 of the museum’s most important oversize textile machinery drawings for online access.
- Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc. in Bath to help fund historic paint finish documentation for Winter Street Church restoration.
- Fitchburg Historical Society toward a master plan for renovation of the Phoenix Building in a downtown revitalization area.
- Warner House Association in Portsmouth to support a textile care workshop for small museums held at the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord.
- Tomaquag Museum in Exeter for an oral history video project with 95-year-old Chief Strong Horse, an elder of the Narragansett Tribe.
- Root District Game Club in Norwich toward matching a grant for foundation repair for a 1937 one-room Root Schoolhouse.
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.
Media Contact: Susanna M. Crampton, News@HistoricNewEngland.org