2020 Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Recipient
The Moore-Lindsay House and Cleveland County Historical Society are excited to announce that they have been chosen as recipients of a grant from the Oklahoma Historical Society.
This grant will support the addition of several multi-sensory exhibit enhancements, the creation of digital slideshows and audio/visual materials to complement the permanent exhibit materials in the museum, and the improvement of our digital tour of the upstairs for increased museum accessibility. Stay tuned for announcements of these improvements as they are implemented.
PRESS RELEASE: Cleveland County Historical Society and Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum Awarded Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society is proud to announce that the Cleveland County Historical Society and Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum has been awarded a grant through the new Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program.
The Cleveland County Historical Society and Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum has been awarded $4,950 to create a multisensory museum experience by adding items to the house museum to enhance the exhibits with smells, sounds and tactile experiences. The grant will also fund the creation of a touchscreen guide that will add to the interpretation in the house and allow for more enjoyment for visitors who are unable to go upstairs due to accessibility constraints.
"The grant request from the Oklahoma Historical Society for iPads, audio and sensory equipment, and security cameras will provide visitors to the Moore-Lindsay Historic House Museum with a more complete learning environment and enhance their understanding of Norman, Cleveland County and Oklahoma history," said Sue Schrems, Ph.D., Cleveland County Historical Society treasurer.
A total of just over $410,000 in grant funds will be distributed, with projects ranging from collections care and exhibit development to strategic planning and educational programming. "We are very pleased with how well this first cycle of the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program has gone," said Nicole Harvey, grants administrator. "Both the variety of projects and the number of applications submitted show that this program is not only necessary, but a game changer for the future of collecting, preserving and sharing Oklahoma history in local communities across the state."
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.
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