BISMARCK, N.D. (Newsdakota.com) – The Historical Society of North Dakota has awarded $400,000 in Cultural Heritage Grants to distribute for the current biennium to 22 eligible organizations throughout the state.

Cultural Heritage Grants provide grant funding to nonprofit organizations including local museums, historical societies, and city, county and tribal governments. Eligible projects include capital improvements, exhibits, special projects or events, education activities, and collections.

Grants were awarded to entities in the area include:

  • Jamestown Tourism received $10,000 to catalog the collections at the former Frontier Village.
  • National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown received $36,000 to catalog the museum’s collection.
  • Barnes County Historical Society in Valley City received $700 to purchase a new video camera.
  • McHenry County Historical Society in Towner received $30,000 for rehabilitation of the 1906 City Hall, future home of the McHenry County Western Museum.
  • McIntosh County Historical Society in Ashley received $8,997 for the re-shingling of the McIntosh County Heritage Center.

“These grants provide a rare funding source and important sparkplugs that energize our county and local museums and other organizations to preserve, document and present North Dakota’s heritage in their communities,” said Claudia Berg, director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota North Dakota in Bismarck. “Legislative support is very much appreciated as we continue to support these community efforts statewide.”