Grants Program


2004-2005 Grant Winners


Aurora Historical Society, Aurora $300
For publication of a book on the early migration of African Americans to Aurora
Golden Historical Society, Golden $500
For the publication of a new informational brochure and to host a Family Heritage Fair
Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Historical Society, Lake Forest $500
To print a booklet on the history of the Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Association
Riverside Historical Commission, Riverside $300
To publish a series of brochures on Riverside history
W.O.W. Childrens Museum, Tamms $500
To develop a brochure, web pages, and newsletter publicizing the museum


Bartlett History Museum, Bartlett $500
To properly pack and preserve important collection pieces prior to a move into new facilities
Lawrence County Historical Museum, Lawrenceville $500
To purchase conservation supplies for storage of the collection
Oswegoland Heritage Association, Oswego $198
To purchase conservation supplies for storage of the textile collection


Historical Vandalia, Inc., Vandalia $500
To construct four exhibit cases for the textile collection
Putnam County Historical Society, Hennepin $500
To construct settings for period kitchen and school exhibits
West Chicago City Museum, West Chicago $500
To purchase an archival exhibit case
Illinois Amish Interpretive Center, Arcola $500
To develop a traveling exhibit on the Amish use of technology from an existing temporary exhibit


Bottomley-Ruffing-Schulk Museum, Nokomis $500
To purchase a computer, printer and software
Fairbury Echoes Museum, Fairbury $500
To purchase a computer, printer, software, and answering machine
Frances Willard Historical Association, Evanston $500
To purchase PastPerfect software, pay for training, and purchase supplies to facilitate labeling during inventory of the collection
Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society, Genoa $500
To purchase a computer and software

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