March 28, 2023
Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame, Inc. Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) is proud to announce that the Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame, Inc. has been awarded a grant through the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program.
“Digitizing these historic images increases access and ensures that these materials are preserved for future generations,” said Sen. Brent Howard, Altus. “Congratulations to Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame on receiving these important grant funds.”
“Congratulations to Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame on receiving these grant funds,” said Rep. Gerrid Kendrix, Altus. “These funds will go a long way in allowing this organization to continue to serve its mission for our community.”
Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame, Inc. received $15,696 for a project titled “Photographic Preservation and Digitization,” which will scan, rehouse and place 4,000 images from the Fike Studio Collection online.
“The Old Greer County Museum & Hall of Fame would like to say a great big ‘thank you’ for helping us continue preserving our historic photographic material for future generations,” said Stephen Dock, director.
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.