March 4, 2021
Oklahoma Sports Museum Association Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society is proud to announce that the Oklahoma Sports Museum Association has been awarded a grant through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program.
The Oklahoma Sports Museum Association has been awarded $10,890 that will fund the purchase of new display cases that are lockable, enclosed, adjustable and lighted. This will enhance the museum’s exhibits and preserve artifacts from damage. Additionally, the association will create exhibit text to interpret the unique and vast Oklahoma sports artifacts in its collection.
"The Oklahoma Sports Museum is excited and very much appreciative of receiving the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant, which allows us to upgrade the display cases in our museum," said Director Richard Hendrick. "These new cases will contain some of the more valuable and one-of-a-kind Oklahoma sports artifacts found in our museum. We encourage all Oklahoma sports fans to visit us in Guthrie to view and enjoy the thousands of artifacts."
A total of just over $460,000 in grant funds will be distributed, with projects ranging from collections care and exhibit development to strategic planning and educational programming. "This is only the second year for this grant program. As organizations wrap up their grant projects from last year and as we see the quality of the applications that came in for this grant cycle, it is clear that there is a strong need for this type of grant program," said Nicole Harvey, OHS grants administrator.
The Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program is a grants-in-aid program offered by the Oklahoma Historical Society with a goal of encouraging the collection, preservation and sharing of Oklahoma history at the grassroots level in all parts of the state. Open to tribal and municipal governments and not-for-profit historical organizations located in Oklahoma and registered with the Oklahoma secretary of state, this grants program offers funding ranging from $1,000 to $20,000 for projects focused on collections, exhibits and programming. Applications for this annual program open in the fall and award announcements are made in January. For more information visit www.okhistory.org/grants.
The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.