Hildene Garners Two Grants and a Gift
Hildene has received three grants to help underwrite it¹s premiere
exhibit, Vermont and the North Shire in the Civil War. The Cultural
Facilities Grant Program award of $3,200 will be used to install UV
protective storm windows on the second floor of the house.
It was funded
by the State of Vermont and administered by the Vermont Arts Council on
behalf of the Cultural Facilities Coalition. The remaining portion of the
cost for this project was funded by a gift from David H. and Christina
Nichols and the Nichols Foundation, Inc.
The installation of these
windows will help protect the interior of the building and Hildene¹s
existing collection, as well as, artifacts borrowed from other Vermont
institutions that are highlighted in the exhibit.
The Cultural Facilities
Program assists nonprofit organizations in Vermont to improve facilities
used to provide cultural activities to the public. In January of this
year, the Vermont Humanities council and the National Endowment for the
Humanities awarded Hildene a $3,400 grant that will be used during the
2004 summer season to enhance the exhibit¹s children¹s programming. Specifically, It will be used to purchase props that will give children
the hands-on experience of what life was like as a soldier in the Civil
War. The Vermont Humanities Council supports public humanities programs
that contribute to the achievement of it mission. By promoting humanities
programming for all Vermonters, the Council works to achieve its vision of
a Vermont in which everyone reads, participates in public affairs and
continues to learn throughout life.
To learn more about Hildene¹s
educational programming contact Diane Newton at 362-1788 or email at
email@example.com. A complete calendar of events around the exhibit are
listed on the web site at www.hildene.org.