National Park Service Awards Cultural Heritage Grants

Focus is on preservation projects in Tennessee, Kentucky, and other states. 

The National Park Service on Monday announced they were awarding grants for cultural heritage preservation projects in Tennessee, Kentucky, and five other states in the service’s Lower Mississippi Delta initiative region. 

They said that 23 projects in the region are receiving $335,166 in grants in partnership with the Jefferson National Parks Association. Grantees are getting up to $25,000 for projects related to cultural resource preservation and tourism. 

In Kentucky, the Young Historians Project is receiving $1,193 to train 75 seventh-grade students in historical research, sourcing, writing, and public speaking. 

In Tennessee, two Memphis-area projects are also receiving funds from the parks service. The No Tears Project is giving $25,000 for an outreach program that uses music and conversation to engage communities in learning about civil rights heritage. Also, the Lynching Sites Project is receiving $3,801 to place a historical marker near the site where Pat Crump, a Black man, was lynched by a mob in South Memphis in 1911. 

Projects in Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri also received grants. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Sams to be discerning as he heads the National Park Service.
  • For the president and his administration as they pursue the preservation of historic sites.
  • For state and local historians as they utilize grants to preserve cultural heritage.

Sources: National Park Services, Fox News


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