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State organization to give grants for history programs

State organization to give grants for history programs

October 19th, 2017 by News Tribune in Local News

The State Historical Society of Missouri announced last week that funding will be available to local organizations that host programming on history topics and preserve history.

Through the Richard S. Brownlee Grant, SHSMO will award up to $500 per calendar year — totaling a maximum of $5,000 — to be dispersed in January 2018.

Brownlee was executive director of the SHSMO from 1960-85.

The society is accepting applications through Dec. 15 for projects focusing on historical records preservation, educational or programming activities, and observances of the bicentennial of Missouri's statehood in 2021, according to a news release.

"We look forward to supporting a wide variety of local projects and in turn many of our communities throughout the state," SHSMO Bicentennial Coordinator Michael Sweeney said in the news release. "Helping cities and towns across the state preserve our history and start working on ways they would like to celebrate our 200th year is a wonderful way to honor Dr. Brownlee."

Grants are available to Missouri cultural heritage institutions, and preference will be given to local historical societies. For more information, visit, contact SHSMO at 573-882-7083 or

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