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Clark County Council awards $50,000 in grants to promote local history

The Columbian
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CLARK COUNTY — The Clark County Council recently approved $50,000 in funding for eight projects. Recipients include: Venersborg School in Battle Ground, $14,000 for electrical upgrades; Columbia Dance Center in Vancouver, $9,100 for a “Nutcracker” production with Fort Vancouver themes; North Clark Historical Museum in Amboy, $1,339 for photo and postcard storage and $961 for a TV/DVD player; Clark County Historical Museum, Two Rivers Heritage Museum, Washington State University Vancouver Library, $8,500 for an exhibit of women’s organizations and suffrage in Clark County; Columbia Springs in Vancouver, $4,300 for guided walks and interpretation at the Biddle Family Homestead; Traveling Day Society in Vancouver, $5,800 for instruments and public address system; and Downtown Camas Association and Georgia Pacific, $6,000 for a Georgia Pacific Mill photo collage. The council also awarded $8,000 for an Historic Preservation Commission project for an interpretive panel installation in downtown Camas. The Historical Promotions Grant Program is “designed to increase awareness and education to better preserve, exhibit and/or interpret local history and historic preservation,” according to a news release. Applicants must be a local history-promoting nonprofit organization or public entity within Clark County. Clark County’s Historic Preservation Commission reviews the applications and makes recommendations to the county council. For more information, visit www.clark.wa.gov/community-planning/historical-promotion-grants-program.

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