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Farmington Quaker Meeting House awarded a National Parks Service Equal Rights Grant

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This article originally appeared in a National Parks Service press release.

Ten historic sites associated with the preservation of civil rights history in America will receive a combined $3.27 million in National Park Service History of Equal Rights Grants. These competitive grants support physical preservation work and preservation planning activities, including historic building repair and rehabilitation, architectural planning, and land surveys.

“The History of Equal Rights Grant program helps preserve sites where communities came together to advance civil rights,” said NPS Director Chuck Sams. “These funds support our State, Tribal, and local governments and nonprofit partners in telling a more complete story of the road to equal rights for all Americans.” 

This years’ grants will support the preservation of sites like the LeMoyne House in Washington County, Pennsylvania, center of Dr. LeMoyne’s activity with the Abolition Movement and the Underground Railroad, and Cincinnati’s Potter’s Field, the city’s former indigent burial ground from 1852 to 1981.

1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum, $483,727 for the Restoration of the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse. Read more...