LHTF Grant Recipients Virtual Recognition Event
Join us on our YouTube channel on Wednesday, January 27, at 2:00 pm EST for a LIVE presentation recognizing the 2020 recipients of the Local History Trust Fund! Join KHS, special guests, and grant recipients as we recognize these organizations and learn more about the projects being funded.
The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund grants (KRS 171.325), a funding pool that supports local history organizations’ efforts to preserve and tell Kentucky’s stories.
Four organizations from four Kentucky counties received grants totaling $8,447.13. Individual amounts range from $1,587 to $2,500 for projects related to technology updates and programming.
Kentucky Local History Trust Fund grant recipients are:
- Crittenden County Public Library, $2,500, Crittenden County, for “Ferry Tales: Pioneer Stories of Outlaws and Travelers on the Ohio,” a series of educational programs conducted in partnership with historical agencies in the Crittenden County region
- Bluegrass Railroad Museum, $1,587, Woodford County, for development of a historical railroad database to make the history of the museum’s large artifact collection publicly accessible
- The Friends of Audubon, $2,444, Henderson County, for the Audubon Museum Photography Project, including equipment, software, and supplies for digitizing artifacts, artwork, and archival material in the Audubon Museum collection
- Kentucky Organization of Professional Archaeologists, $1,916.13, Fayette County, for “Technology Talks!: LAW Virtual Demonstrations,” a series of themed, virtual classroom visits and general public presentations
The Kentucky Local History Trust Fund is a tax “check-off” option. Kentuckians elect to donate a portion of their state income tax refund when they file their tax returns.
In its five grant cycles, 43 Kentucky organizations from 30 counties have received a total of $59,647 from the grant pool. The Kentucky Historical Society administers the fund by accepting applications and awarding grants. More information is at history.ky.gov/get-involved/support-local-history/.