Ohio History Fund COVID-19 Emergency Grant recipients announced

(COLUMBUS, OH)— The Ohio History Connection is pleased to announce that it has awarded 38 emergency grants to local history organizations across the state to cover losses of revenue, increases in expenses and changes to programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
“Our local museums and history organizations preserve the stories most important to our communities,” says Burt Logan, Ohio History Connection Executive Director & CEO. “This grant program enables us to provide vital support to them during this hard time.”
The Ohio History Connection awarded $59,000 in emergency grants. Funding for the program came from Ohio History Connection Foundation, private donors and Conestoga, a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing community support for the Ohio History Connection.
Allen County Historical Society, Lima, $3,000
Ashland County Historical Society, Ashland, $2,000
Beavercreek Historical Society. Beavercreek, $500
Berea Historical Society, Berea, $1,000
Botkins Historical Society, Botkins, $500
Centerville-Washington History, Centerville, $2,000
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Peninsula, $3,000
D-Day Ohio, Conneaut, $2,000
Delaware County Historical Society, Delaware, $3,000
Eden Valley Enterprises, Elyria, $500
Friends of White Water Shaker Village, Cincinnati, $500
Gahanna Historical Society, Gahanna, $500
German Village Society, Columbus, $3,000
Green Lawn Abbey Preservation Association, Orient, $1,000
Hancock Historical Museum, Findlay, $3,000
Hardin County Historical Museums, Kenton, $1,000
Highland County Historical Society, Hillsboro, $1,000
Historical Society of Old Brooklyn, Cleveland, $500
Hudson Heritage Association,           Hudson, $500
Junior League of Columbus/Kelton House Museum & Garden, Columbus, $2,000
Kent Historical Society, Kent, $1,000
Lakewood Historical Society, Lakewood, $2,000
Louisville-Nimishillen Historical Society, Louisville, $500
Marion County Historical Society, Marion, $2,000
Marlboro Township Historical Society, Hartville, $500
Middletown Historical Society, Middletown, $1,000
Noble County Historical Society, Caldwell, $1,000
Oberlin Heritage Center, Oberlin, $3,000
Ottawa County Museum, Port Clinton, $500
Reily Township Historical Society, Oxford, $500
Robbins Hunter Museum Restoration and Preservation Corporation, Granville, $2,000
Southeast Ohio History Center, Athens, $3,000
Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio, $3,000
Sylvania Historical Village, Sylvania, $2,000
Trumbull County Historical Society, Warren, $3,000
Underground Railroad Museum, Saint Clairsville, $500
Woman’s Club of Dayton Foundation, Dayton, $2,000
Wood County Historical Society, Bowling Green, $1,000
Ohio History Connection
The Ohio History Connection, formerly the Ohio Historical Society, is a statewide history organization with the mission to spark discovery of Ohio’s stories. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization chartered in 1885, the Ohio History Connection carries out history services for Ohio and its citizens focused on preserving and sharing the state’s history. This includes housing the state historic preservation office, the official state archives, local history office and managing more than 50 historic sites and museums across Ohio. For more information, visit ohiohistory.org.

Posted July 23, 2020
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