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The Heritage Montgomery Mini-Grant Program supports groups in the county that contribute to interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. This program funds projects that encourage heritage activities with grants of up to $2,500.
Available to non-profits and county governments.
FY 2013 Mini-Grant Recipients:
King Barn Dairy MOOseum - $2,500 for creating silhouette of cart-horse, signage and brochures
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture - $2,500 for bi-annual maintenance and preservation of Dentzel Carousel
Historic Medley District, Inc. - $2,500 for computer hardware and updated website
Washington Revels - $2,500 for enhancing the musical performance with newly created collateral writings
Montgomery County Forest Conservancy District Board - $2,250 for design and printing Register of Champion Trees
Montgomery County Historical Society - $2,250 for the annual History Conference
Sandy Spring Museum - $2,220 for redesigned website
Latvian Museum - $900 for purchase of a mannequin and Latvian songs
Sugarland Ethno History Project - $320 for purchase of a portable display case
Heritage Days 2012 Mini-Grants Awarded!
A second Mini-Grant round was opened specifically for activities in support of the 15th Annual Heritage Days Weekend – June 23 & 24, 2012. This annual Heritage Montgomery celebration features over 35 heritage sites open free-of-charge all around Montgomery County with fun family activities – music, games, children’s activities, food, and more! Heritage Montgomery is pleased to announce seven grants totaling $3,925 to the following recipients:
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Glen Echo – $750 for performances of Civil-War era music by the Washington Revels Heritage Voices and Roustabout Band, and the portrayal of Anna Maria Weems, a young enslaved girl conducted to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Hyattstown Mill Arts Project, Hyattstown – $750 for musical performances by Shortbread, Jason & the Gravy Soppers, and the Tumbleweeds at the historic grist mill/arts center.
Pleasant View Historical Association, Gaithersburg – $300 for an interactive children’s program by Kinderman at the Old Quince Orchard School in Gaithersburg.
Sandy Spring Slave Museum, Sandy Spring – $750 for the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices, showcasing Civil War-era and other traditional African-American music and a portrayal of Anna Marie Weems, a young enslaved girl and her journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Sugarland Ethno-History Project, Poolesville – $750 for a performance at the historic St. Paul Community Church by the Washington Revels Freedom Singers as part of a focus on the post-Civil War African-American experience.
Sugarloaf Regional Trails – $375 for a performance of Civil War music by Doug Jimerson at Edward’s Ferry/Lockhouse 25.
Warren Historic Site Committee, Martinsburg – $250 for the Garbo Singers performance at this unique African-American history site.
Heritage Montgomery Executive Director Peggy Erickson is “looking forward to another great Heritage Days weekend, enhanced by these entertaining programs.” Heritage Montgomery, one of Maryland’s 11 designated heritage areas, is a partnership of the State of Maryland and Montgomery County government with a goal of encouraging economic development through heritage tourism.
FY 2012 MINI-GRANTS ANNOUNCED
Heritage Montgomery is pleased to announce nine grants totaling $15,380 to the following recipients:
Boyds Historical Society, Boyds - $1,550
-- For new signage at the Boyds Negro School
Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture, Glen Echo - $2,500
-- To produce and install 19 banners throughout the park
King Barn Dairy MOOseum, Boyds - $1,550
-- To reprint an informational brochure on dairying
Montgomery County Historical Society, Rockville - $2,500
-- To help fund the 2012 History Conference
Montgomery County Public Schools - $500
-- To enhance the school system’s Civil War curriculum
Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation, Rockville - $1,000
-- To develop a new logo and tagline
Warren Church & Historic Site, Martinsburg - $1,000
-- To develop a marketing plan
Washington Revels, Inc., Silver Spring
-- To develop a Civil War music and dance program - $2,500
-- For the development of an Ann Maria Weems historic character - $2,280
HM Executive Director Peggy Erickson shared that “In these tight financial times, we are very happy to be able to help fund these important projects of small non profits in Montgomery County.”