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Stories of Impact: Person County Museum of History
Person County Museum of History (PCMH) collects, preserves, and presents the artifacts and history of Person County for the benefit of Person County citizens and visitors.
Through funding from a NC Humanities American Rescue Plan Humanities Grant, Person County Museum of History is able to move forward with their Reading Room and Archives Management project.
The project will help establish a space where individuals can come to the museum and access the expansive research collection and archive of local history materials. This grant funding will also help PCMH consolidate reference materials in the museum collection which are presently spread throughout its five buildings. Resources will also be available online for further accessibility.
Carrie V. Currie, Museum Coordinator, said, “The board and staff of the Person County Museum of History were thrilled to hear we had been awarded funding [for our project]. The support provided by NC Humanities will allow us to create a space where the public can access our vast collection of local history materials. This will impact our community for a long time to come, and we could not be more grateful for the support.”
North Carolina Humanities awarded a total of $1,271,060 in American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants to 90 North Carolina cultural organizations in September 2021. Funding for North Carolina Humanities American Rescue Plan Humanities Grants was provided to North Carolina Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), approved by Congress and signed into law by President Biden in March 2021. To see a list of all 90 grantees visit nchumanities.org.
Stories of Impact is a limited-time blog series that highlights various North Carolina Humanities American Rescue Plan Humanities grantees and their amazing work across the state.