Regional historical societies support the preservation of history and documents through state grants.
The Arkansas Heritage Department has offered a $2,500 grant to the Greene County Historical Genealogical Society as part of the State Group’s Small Museum Grant Program.
According to Greene County officials, the money will be used to purchase air purifiers and filters, 12-row microfilm, 11 strips of 11×17 paper, and seven cases of 8 1/2×11 paper.
Officials said the microfilm will be used to store and archive books for the Paragourde Daily Press, and the 11×17 paper will be used to print the group’s newsletter.
According to media releases, the program will help small museums explore, preserve, present and preserve the history of Arkansas.
Greene County Historical Genealogical Society, City of Fairfield Bay, Clinton House Museum, Fort Smith Heritage Foundation, Phillips County Helena Museum, Howard County Historical Society, Logan County Museum Association, Old Independence Area Museum, Pope County plus Historical Foundation received a grant this year.
To be eligible for funding, your organization must have an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less, have at least one paid or volunteer staff member, and be open to the public at least 90 days per year.
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