As many as 38 Wyoming cultural and heritage projects and sponsoring organizations will benefit from $542,017 in grant awards from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund. Requests were capped at a maximum of $50,000.
These requests were for a variety of projects,
including the preservation and rehabilitation of historic buildings and sites, museum equipment and exhibition development, filmmaker showcase, ethnic celebrations
and festivals, organizational infrastructure needs
including staff and planning processes, and document-ation of Wyoming events and citizens with oral history projects.
Area grants were awarded to:
• Johnson County: Big Horn Basque Club, Celebrating 30 Years National Basque Festival, $15,000.
• Park County: Buffalo Bill Historical Center, “Arapaho Journey: Photographs and Stories from the Wind River Reservation,” $10,250; Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation, Interpretive Learning Center Interior Build Out, $40,000.
• Sheridan County: Sheridan County Historical Society and Museum, Sheridan Trolley Restoration Project, $6,500; Sheridan YMCA, Heart Mountain: A Film Project, $15,000.
For more information about the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, call Renee Bovee, administrator, at 307-777-6312.