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Press Release - Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded by State Historical Society of North Dakota

Contact: Amy Munson

Cultural Heritage Grants Awarded by State Historical Society of North Dakota

BISMARCK – The State Historical Society of North Dakota has awarded more than $224,000 in Cultural Heritage Grants for the coming year to 27 eligible organizations and homeowners throughout the state. Under the guidelines for Cultural Heritage Grants, a maximum of $20,000 is available per grant, with a dollar-for-dollar match requirement either in cash or in-kind services. Funding for this round of grants was approved by the 2013 Legislative Assembly.

“We are delighted with the tremendous response to this program,” said Merl Paaverud, director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota. “It was a challenging task to review and make the choices from so many outstanding proposals, and shows the real need locally for this kind of support. We hope to continue the State Historical Society’s grant program in the future, and appreciate the efforts of the North Dakota Legislature in making this program a reality.”

Grants were awarded to:

  • Bismarck Parks & Recreation, Bismarck Municipal Ballpark History Walk, $6,800
  • Cass County Historical Society/Bonanzaville, Rotating Exhibit Gallery Improvements, $967
  • City of Ashley, Ashley Fire Hall Building, $17,315
  • City of Bismarck, Belle Mehus Auditorium - replace exterior front doors, $20,000
  • Dunn County Historical Society, Disaster Preparedness Emergency Supplies, $800
  • Eddy County Museum and Historical Society, Collections Doumentation, $3,000
  • Enderlin Historical Socety and Museum, Purchase and installation of air handling and dehumidifer, $6,544
  • Foster County Courthouse, Foster County Courthouse Floor Restoration, $6,500
  • Gorge Arts & Heritage Council, Walhalla Theatre Storefront, $7,500
  • Grand Forks Historic Preservation Commission, Buildings of North Dakota, SAH Archipedia, $7,500
  • Grand Forks Historical Society, North Property Surveillance Protection, $5,643
  • Lake Region Heritage Center, Second Floor Exhibit Development and Installation, $6,555
  • Mandan Heritage Plaza Foundation, Interpretive Pannels and picnic area, $8,333
  • Mercer County Historical Society, Replacement of forced air wall heaters, $2,750
  • Mouse River Players, Production of "Plain Hearts", $7,500
  • Nelson County Historical Society, Stump Lake Village (fmr. Michigan, ND) Depot Preservation, $8,605
  • North Dakota Museum of Art, McCanna House Upgrades and Preservation, $20,000
  • Northeastern North Dakota Heritage Assocation, Book Museum and Research Library Collection Care, $450
  • OPERA, Inc, Installation of an HVAC system for the main level, $4,000
  • Preservation North Dakota, Prairie Barns of North Daktoa, $6,000
  • Preservation North Dakota, Hutmacher interpretation and Building Supplies, $3,853
  • Rural Vestige Alliance, Manfred School Restoration Project Phase II, $12,735
  • Southwestern North Dakota Museum Foundation, Interpretive Plan, $10,000
  • Tri-County Tourism Alliance, The Women Behind the Plow, $4,750
  • Ukrainian Cultural Institute, Film production of the "Hardship to Freedom", $10,000
  • Valley City Parks & Recreation, City Park Band Shell Foundation Stabilization, $20,000
  • Wells County Historical Society, Recording One Room Schools, $3,000

The next round of Cultural Heritage Grants will take place in February 2014.

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