The Tennessee State Museum has recently notified museums with awards for the Capital Maintenance and Improvement Grant. One of those museums is Shelbyville’s own Gilliland Historical Resource Center. They have been awarded $20,000.
The Tennessee General Assembly made available $5 million in funding from the 2023-2024 Appropriations Act, “for the sole purpose of providing grants to museums with a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or affiliated with a governmental entity for capital maintenance and improvements.”
It was a highly competitive process. In total, the Tennessee State Museum received 170 applications, totaling $12.5 million in funding requests for the $5 million appropriation. The Museum made full or partial awards to 108 museums across the state, representing 58 counties.
“There is incredible work being done throughout the state by our strong network of Tennessee museums,” said Ashley Howell, Executive Director of the Tennessee State Museum. “This grant is an extension of how we can further support their efforts through the preservation of local and state history. We thank the Tennessee General Assembly for their support for Tennessee museums.”
Also in House District 62, the State Museum administered a grant award to the Lincoln County Museum Association in the amount of $99,500.
Pictured are the stone house and cabin at the Gilliland Historical Resource Center.
Photos by Zoe Watkins