March 28, 2023
Contact: Nicole Harvey
Director of Strategic Initiatives, Oklahoma Historical Society
Military History Center Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is proud to announce that the Military History Center has been awarded a grant through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program.
Military History Center received $5,000 for a project titled “Storage of Artifacts Awaiting Rotation for Exhibit,” which will help fund upgraded storage solutions for over 500 items held in collections.
“The Military History Center is pleased to have received a grant from the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program,” said Board President Brig. Gen. Thomas Mancino, U.S. Army (Ret). “This grant will enable the MHC to preserve and store artifacts in a safe and orderly manner. This grant program has been significantly beneficial to the MHC in attaining our mission of ‘Promoting Patriotism through the Preservation of Military History.’”
The OHS will distribute over $575,000 in grant funds, with projects ranging from collections care and strategic planning to exhibit development and educational programming.
“These grant funds continue to empower local communities to collect, preserve and share their history for future generations of Oklahomans with over 150 projects funded to date,” said Nicole Harvey, director of strategic initiatives and grants administrator for the OHS.
The Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program is a grants-in-aid program offered by the Oklahoma Historical Society to encourage 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 okhistory.org.