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Historic New England awards grants to six organizations

September 14, 2015

Rokeby Museum Archaeology
Abenaki specimens, Rokeby Museum


Historic New England is proud to announce our annual Community Preservation Grants for 2015. Each year, we award grants of $1,000 to preservation organizations in each of the six New England states. The grants help small to mid-sized organizations present programs that make New England history accessible to the public.

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 promotional films feature 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. This project will 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.

We invite organizations to apply for a Community Preservation Grant each June. Learn more and see a list of past awardees.


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Historic New England awards grants to six organizations