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Coverage for grant PF-280954-21

Preserving Southern Rhode Island Historical Collections
Erica Luke, South County History Center

Grant details:

South County history will be preserved as center gets key grant (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ryan Blessing
Publication: The Independent (newspaper, Rhode Island)
Date: 9/3/2021
Abstract: "The priceless archival collection of the South County History Center, housed in the old Washington County jail, are about to get some more much-needed attention. The center is embarking on a 19-month project to improve the old jail's heating, ventilation and air condition system to better protect its historical artifacts and documents. More than $100,000 for the work comes from a National Endowment for the Humanities Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collection grant."

Center awarded state preservation grant to preserve old Washington County Jail (Media Coverage)
Publication: The Narragansett Times (newspaper, Rhode Island)
Date: 1/12/2022
Abstract: The South County History Center is pleased to announce it has been awarded a State Preservation Grant by the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC). This $42,075 grant award will fund capital preservation projects at the Old Washington County Jail, ensuring the preservation of the Jail and the Center’s historical collection, which documents the history of South (Washington) County, Rhode Island.