Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grants Program Funds 42 Projects | News
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) announced that of the 42 organizations that have received grants through Oklahoma’s Heritage Preservation Grant Program, one is in Muskogee and one is in Tahlequah.
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum and Indian Territory Study Center in Muskogee and the Friends of Murrell House in Tahlequah received grants.
Applications were submitted in November and, following review by an OHS Staff Committee and a sub-committee of the OHS Board, the organizations were approved for funding by the OHS Board. administration of OSH at the January quarterly board meeting.
The total amount of funds to be distributed this year is just over $554,000, 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.”
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 historical nonprofit 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. Information: 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.