Clark County Council Approves $50,000 to Preservation Projects

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The Clark County Council has approved the Historic Preservation Commission’s recommendation to fund eight projects for the 2020 Historical Promotions Grant program. The grants total $50,000.

The grant recipients are:

Venersborg School, electrical upgrade, $14,000
Columbia Dance, Nutcracker Production with Fort Vancouver Themes, $9,100
North Clark Historic Museum, photo and postcard storage, $1,339
North Clark Historic Museum, TV/DVD player, $961
Clark County Historic Museum, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washington State University Vancouver Library, exhibit of women’s organizations and suffrage in Clark County, $8,500
Columbia Springs, guided walks interpretation for Biddle Family Homestead, $4,300
Traveling Day Society, instruments and public address system, $5,800
Downtown Camas Association and Georgia Pacific, Georgia Pacific Mill photo collage, $6,000
The council also awarded an additional $8,000 for a Historic Preservation Commission preservation project for an interpretive panel installation in downtown Camas.

The Historical Promotion Grants program is designed to increase awareness and education to better preserve, exhibit, and/or interpret local history and historic preservation.

Applicants must be either a non-profit organization or public entity within the boundaries of Clark County that promotes our local history. Applicants also must either operate or own a museum or similar historical institution or perform educative, interpretive, or similar activities.

Clark County’s Historic Preservation Commission reviews the applications and makes recommendations to the county council.

For more information on the Historical Promotional Grant program, please visit https://www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historical-promotion-grants-program.


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