Grants Program

 

2008-2009 Grant Winners

 

COMMUNITY AWARENESS GRANT

Catlin Historical Society, Catlin $270
To create a brochure about the Catlin Historical Society.


CONSERVATION SUPPORT

Western Illinois Museum, Macomb $500
For purchase of acid free tissue and flat file for maps and textile storage.

CONSULTATION SERVICES

Glen Ellyn Historical Society, Glen Ellyn $500
To develop a fund-raising plan for the second phase of the History Park Capital Campaign.

Park Forest Historical Society, Park Forest $500
To develop a capital fund-raising campaign to support the existing 1950s Park Forest House Museum.


EXHIBITS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Bottomley-Ruffing-Schalk Baseball Museum, Nokomis $500
To purchase display cases to showcase collectible memorabilia.

Children’s Discovery Museum, Normal $500
To create an afterschool program entitled “On-the-Go Afterschool Program.”

Forest Preserve District of Cook County, River Forest $500
To develop an interactive learning space within the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center.


TECHNOLOGY GRANT

Bureau County Historical Society, Princeton $500
To purchase scanner and printer for development of glass plate negative photos.

Christian County Historical Society, Taylorville $500
To purchase computer and printer for administrative and collection purposes.

St. Charles Heritage Center, St. Charles $500
To purchase laptop computer for use in collections database.

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