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City Museum History Grant applications now available

Posted: April 27, 2011 - 6:00pm

Juneau History Grant applications available now

The Juneau Douglas City Museum is now accepting applications for the the Juneau History Grant, which provides an opportunity for researchers to receive assistance for a project involving the history of the Juneau area.

The Juneau History Grant is a monetary grant of up to $1,000, made possible by an endowment from the Juneau Centennial Committee. The grant provides funding for projects by local citizens of all ages who wish to research, write, photograph, or in some other way document, preserve or improve access to the history of the Juneau area. A project might consist of performances, public presentations, a research paper, bibliography, model, booklet, photographs, recordings, or utilize computer technology. Individuals, classes and organizations are invited to apply. Proposals on all Juneau area topics are welcome.

“The Juneau History Grant invites people who have ideas to contribute for our posterity, but lack the resources needed for the research and development of those ideas. I think it is one of the best things we do…..encourage interest in our history and ensure that the information is accurate and available to future generations,” said Renee Guerin, Juneau History Grant committee member.

Applications will be judged by the Juneau History Grant Committee, based upon the following criteria: Historical value to the greater Juneau community; projects which may be accomplished within the stated timeline; realistic and balanced budgets; historic objectivity as indicated by proposed sources and methodology; production of a tangible product to share with the community

Past projects chosen for the grant include “The Juneau Douglas Little Theatre: 50th Anniversary Artifacts Preservation Project” organized by the JDLT, which received funding to assist with purchasing archival supplies for preserving photos, play bills, scripts, and other artifacts; and “The Gold Creek Flume Project” organized by David Haas and 3rd grade Harborview students, who received funding to develop and produce a flume brochure that included a map, stories, wildlife drawings and newspaper articles.

Applications for the Juneau History Grant are available online at www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum/grant.php and at the museum’s front desk.

Applications must be received by the city museum by 4 p.m., Monday, June 13. Only completed applications will be considered. Mail six copies of your application to: Juneau History Grant Committee, c/o Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 155 South Seward Street, Juneau, AK 99801.

Applications may also be dropped off at the museum. All applicants will be notified by July 15 of acceptance or rejection. Applications that are late, hand-written or incomplete will not be considered.

For more information about the Juneau History Grant call 586-3572 or email Alysia Jones at Alysia_Jones@ci.juneau.ak.us.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is a facility of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department.

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