Pottawatomie County Historical Society Receives Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) announces that the Pottawatomie County Historical Society has received a grant through Oklahoma’s Heritage Preservation Grant Program.
“I am incredibly proud of the incredible work the Pottawatomie County Historical Society is doing to preserve and celebrate our local history,” said Sen. Shane Jett, Shawnee. “I would also like to thank the Oklahoma Historical Society for supporting these initiatives. Funds from the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program will go a long way in ensuring that future generations of Oklahomans understand and appreciate the rich history of our state.
“The Pottawatomie County Historical Society Fellowship is a great example of how community-based projects succeed with a public/private partnership and are able to provide meaningful impact for an organization and the public,” said Rep. Dell Kerbs, Shawnee. .
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The Pottawatomie County Historical Society has received $20,000 for a project called “Building Display Cases to Increase Exhibit Capacity,” which will allow for the purchase of display cases for artifacts currently in storage. The Pottawatomie County Historical Society and Museum just moved into a new 12,576 square foot facility and is building exhibits to house its collections.
“The Pottawatomie County Historical Society is pleased to receive this Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant,” said Ken Landry, director of the museum. “This grant will allow us to increase the number of display cases at the Paul & Ann Milburn Museum in Shawnee. These additional cases will provide space to display many other artifacts for the public to enjoy when visiting our museum. »
The total amount of funds to be distributed this year is just over $558,000, with projects ranging from collections care and strategic planning to exhibit development and educational programming. “Entering our third year of the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants Program, OHS is thrilled with the success of the program,” said Nicole Harvey, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Grants Administrator for OHS. “To date, the program has funded more than 120 projects that help collect, preserve, and share Oklahoma’s history for local communities across the state.”
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The Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program is a grant program offered by the Oklahoma Historical Society to encourage the collection, preservation, and sharing of Oklahoma’s history locally. in all regions of the state. Open to tribal and city governments and nonprofit historical organizations located in Oklahoma and registered with the Oklahoma Secretary of State, this grant program provides funding ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 for projects focused on collections, exhibitions and programming. Applications for this annual program open in the fall and award announcements are made in January. For more information, visit www.okhistory.org/grants.
The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and share the history and culture of the State of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS operates museums, historic sites and branches throughout the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications, the OHS tells Oklahoma’s rich history. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.