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Grant Funds Available for Historic Projects in Sangamon County

Elaine Evans
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Grant Funds Available for Historic Projects in Sangamon County

Sangamon County Historical Society

The Sangamon County Historical Society is now taking applications for funding historic special projects within the county that carry out its mission, which is to preserve and promote interest in the history of Sangamon County.

Last year the Society gave grants to the following: Clayville Historic Site to digitize old slides, photos, newspaper articles and signboards for display at their buildings; Dana Thomas Foundation to host a webinar about Susan Lawrence Dana’s neighborhood and the people who lived there; Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum for volunteer and board training in oral history preparation and for the purchase of audio visual equipment to enhance AAMH exhibits; Veteran’s Memorial Foundation for an interpretive plaque for the Grand Army of the Republic Mound at Oak Ridge Cemetery; Abraham Lincoln Foundation for an interpretive plaque identifying the site for a recreated Lincoln’s Springfield Cottage Project; and Kathryn Harris for a marker to identify the “colored section” in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Applications can be found on-line at www.sangamonhistory.org. Click on “Grants.”

Completed forms can be submitted online or mailed to the Sangamon County Historical Society, Special Projects Committee, P.O. Box 9744, Springfield, IL 62791-9744.

The deadline is April 30, 2021.

Award winners will be announced this summer. For more information, contact the Sangamon County Historical Society at 217-525-1961.

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