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Grants Program

 

2009-2010 Grant Winners

 

COMMUNITY AWARENESS GRANT

Bond County Historical Society, Greenville, $301
To produce rack cards for display at area hotels, restaurants, and attractions.

Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park, Rock Island, $500
To produce a two-day event for the opening of a new permanent exhibit

Friends of the Castle, Quincy, $500
To Develop an audio tour


CONSERVATION SUPPORT

Elgin Area Historical Society, Elgin, $500
For purchase of conservation shelving

Elizabeth Historical Museum, Elizabeth, $500
For purchase of conservation storage for textile collections

Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site, Ellis Grove, $92
For purchase of conservation storage containers for Menard archives and books


EXHIBITS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, $500
For production of a documentary/DVD of Jurassic Journey: Utah! Exhibit

Elk Grove Historical Society & Farmhome, Elk Grove, $500
To create an exhibit on the Jarosch Bakery, part of which will travel as part of an educational program

Riverside Museum, Riverside, $500
To purchase an exhibit hanging system for a circular space


TECHNOLOGY GRANT

Bushnell Historical Society, Bushnell, $440
To purchase Past Perfect 4.0 software for collections management

Vermilion County Museum Society, Danville, $500
To digitize 500 photographic negatives of the 1940s-50s and put them on CD for classroom use

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