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American Antiquarian Society Receives $300,000 Federal Grant

By Tom Marino | September 9, 2022
Last Updated: September 9, 2022

WORCESTER – The American Antiquarian Society, located at 185 Salisbury St. in Worcester, has received a $300,000 grant from the National Park Service and partner agencies as part of $24.25 million in Save America’s Treasures grants.

The American Antiquarian Society is both a society and a national research library of pre-twentieth-century American history and culture. It was founded in 1812 and is the oldest historical society in the United States with a national focus. The grant funds will be used for the preservation of Antiquarian Hall.

Save America’s Treasures, funded through the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), provided $356 million to more than 1,326 projects between 1999 and 2020. Requiring a dollar-for-dollar private match, these grants have leveraged more than $500 million in private investment and contributed more than 16,000 jobs to local and state economies.

In the current round of grants, 80 projects in 32 states received funding.

Along with the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute for Museum and Library Services takes part of the grant awards.

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