Grants to preserve local history across state

Grants to preserve local history across state

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

402 West Washington Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

For immediate release: Sept. 13, 2018

Grants to preserve local history across state

The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) helps strengthen Indiana’s historical and cultural heritage through annual federal grants it administers to local communities and not-for-profit groups that these organizations put toward preservation projects.

This year, the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology (DHPA) has awarded 11 federal grants for historic preservation and archaeology in Indiana communities (see list below). The grants, totaling $476,696, provide a match of $512,545 in local and private funds, for a total projected investment of $989,241.

The funds come from the National Park Service, a part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, which distributes federal funds to the states through the Historic Preservation Fund Program. Since 1974, the state has awarded more than $18 million to Indiana communities through this program.

Pendleton: The Town of Pendleton will receive a $50,000 grant to rehabilitate the façade of the 19th Century commercial building that is currently used as the Pendleton Town Hall. The façade of this two-story building has been significantly altered by bricking in the second-story window openings, installing one inappropriate fixed window, and replacing the storefront. The scope of work includes removing the brick infill and installing new, historically appropriate one-over-one windows to replicate the appearance of the original windows; repointing and cleaning the masonry; and returning the storefront to its historically documented design and appearance. [Contact: Rachel Christenson, 765-778-8370].