March 4, 2021
Contact: Nicole Harvey
Grants Administrator, Oklahoma Historical Society
Drumright Historical Society Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society is proud to announce that the Drumright Historical Society has been awarded a grant through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program.
The Drumright Historical Society has been awarded $2,265 that will fund phase one of a two-phase project to improve the society’s collections care. Funds will help pay for a one-year membership to the American Association of State and Local History, which allows for discounts to training opportunities, the purchase of a new collections management software program, the hiring of a consultant to develop a collections care plan and training courses for collections care.
"The Drumright Historical Society is so pleased to accept this Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant," said Drumright Historical Society President Myrna Seller. "These funds will enable us to inventory and catalog all of our collections and hopefully make viewing and research available online. We look forward to working with the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Program."
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.