REAP/HRDP FY04 and FY05 Grant Awards Announced
 

For immediate release July 12, 2004

 

 

Kathy Gourley, (515) 281-6913

Des Moines , IowaThe State Historical Society of Iowa announces the following grant awards. Awards are listed first by category, then by fiscal year, and then in numerical order. Categories include Historic Preservation, Museum, and Documentary Collections. Country School grants—regardless of category—are found at the end of the listing.

Congratulations to all the grant recipients!

Historic Preservation Category—FY04

Grant #: 04-001
Mark Maiers
Sherrill Mount Exterior Rehabilitation

5259 South Mound Road, Sherrill
Grant Request: $31,000 Project Total: $50,322 Funded: $24,000
This rehabilitation project is to help ensure the preservation of the Sherrill Mount House as one of a very small number of pre-Civil War era hotels surviving in the State of Iowa. This project will rehabilitate the exterior of the building including cornice work and eaves, repointing of the exterior limestone walls, repair of the north wall of the structure, and replacement of the aluminum frame windows with windows that more accurately reflect the original style.

Grant #: 04-002
Hardin County Historic Preservation Commission
Slayton Farms Round Barn Roof Rehabilitation

20452 135th St., Iowa Falls
Grant Request: $30,000 Project Total: $67,588 Funded: $30,000
This project will complete the roof rehabilitation of the historic Slayton Farms Round Barn located at the edge of Iowa Falls in Hardin County. The project scope of work includes rafter repair, installation of sheeting, flashing and shingles as well as repairing the roof ventilators and lightening arresting rod system. Upon completion of this project, the interior work to repair the hay mow/exhibit area and livestock equipment can commence, ultimately providing a heritage/education museum facility for visitors.

Grant #: 04-006
Bentonsport Improvement Association
Mormon House Restoration Phase 1

26983 RTE J40, Bentonsport
Grant Request: $83,500 Project Total: $125,550 Funded: $17,000
This project will stabilize this significant stone structure, and will assess archaeological issues in preparation for the rehabilitation of the building.

Grant #: 04-012
Herbert G. Shafer
The Hancock House

21864 Ridge Road, Keosauqua
Grant Request: $29,300 Project Total: $52,950 Funded: $29,300
Work begins on one of Iowa's architectural treasures. The Hancock House, located in the Village of Bentonsport in Van Buren County, was built in 1839. It is one of Iowa's earliest federal style houses. Project activities include reinstating locally milled walnut siding and restoration of windows and entrance.

Grant #: 04-020
City of Bedford Conoco Restoration Committee
Conoco Restoration Project

State HWY 148 and Main Street, Bedford
Grant Request: $30,000 Project Total: $45,000 Funded: $30,000
The Conoco Station Restoration Project will restore the interior of the gas station and connecting building. Work includes repair of the roof, replacing a section of the exterior wall, installing HVAC, plumbing, electrical, cabinetry, interior walls, floors, doors, trim, and coverings. It will house the Bedford Chamber/Main Street and Welcome Center.

Grant #: 04-030
Strand Theatre LLC
Strand Theatre Restoration

921 Main Street, Grinnell
Grant Request: $25,000 Project Total: $69,000 Funded: $19,500
Restoration of Grinnell's Strand Theatre requires extensive repairs to the building's facade. The theatre's variegated, wire-cut brick, granite columns and decorative limestone accents were badly damaged by aluminum sheeting that covered the facade for decades. Repairs of the facade are critical to the overall project.

Grant #: 04-032
Dan Tindall
Blackhawk Hotel Renovation Phase 1

115 Main St, Cedar Falls
Grant Request: $25,500 Project Total: $44,625 Funded: $25,500
Efforts within this project will concentrate on the exterior renovation of the various facades of the Black Hawk Hotel. Specifically, this phase is concerned with the structural and aesthetic renovation of the hotel’s gables on the east facade, the cap-parapets on all facades, and the repair and recoating (repainting) of the hotel’s rear and side facades.

Grant #: 04-033
Dubuque County Board of Supervisors
Old Jail Restoration

36 E 8th Street, Dubuque
Grant Request: $30,500 Project Total: $45,750 Funded: $30,500
This project will provide for tuck-pointing and gutter and downspout work on the Old County Jail, a National Historic Landmark Egyptian Revival style building owned by Dubuque County. This work is essential to preserve this significant Iowa treasure.

Grant #: 04-059
City of Fort Dodge
Karl King Bandshell Oleson Park Music Pavilion
Fort Dodge
Grant Request: $90,400 Project Total: $183,021 Funded: $35,400
Fort Dodge's Karl King Bandshell, a 1938 WPA project, was designed by famous architect Henry Kamphoefner and is dedicated to American bandmaster, Karl King. The project protects the Streamline Moderne structure from additional moisture damage.

Grant #: 04-076
Salisbury House Foundation
Salisbury House Mechanical Rehabilitation and Preservation

4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines
Grant Request: $30,000 Project Total: $134,975 Funded: $30,000
Salisbury House Foundation’s environmental rehabilitation plan implements a new climate control system to preserve the world-class collections located in the Salisbury House. All mechanical units and duct work will be concealed behind interior wooden paneling and floors, which will then be restored to preserve the historical and structural integrity of the Salisbury House.


Historic Preservation Category—FY05

Grant #: 05-001
Ely Historic Preservation Commission
Ely School National Register of Historic Places Nomination

1570 Rowley Street, Ely
Grant Request: $2,800 Project Total: $4,200 Funded: $2,800
The Ely Historic Preservation Commission will prepare the documentation for listing the Ely School on the National Register of Historic Places. The building, now called Ely Community Center, houses Ely City Hall, Senior Dining, and the Historic Archives Room.

Grant #:05-003
Charles & Joy Hanson
The Mason House Inn Restoration Phase I

21982 Hawk Drive, Bentonsport
Grant Request: $14,000 Project Total: $24,500 Funded: $14,000
This project will stabilize the first floor, secure the front exterior wall to the Inn, repoint the basement foundation, and repair damaged walls throughout the Mason House Inn. This will allow the public to use the Inn well into the future.

Grant #: 05-005
Amana Heritage Society
Cooper Shop Preservation Project

2511 J Street, Middle Amana
Grant Request: $5,500 Project Total: $8,300 Funded: $5,500
This project will repair the roof, windows, siding, and trim of the historic Cooper Shop building in Middle Amana. The project will preserve this building and allow the Cooper Shop to continue to be open to the public as part of the Amana Heritage Society's interpretive programs.

Grant #: 05-006
Herbert G. Shafer
Hancock House

Bentonsport
Grant Request: $29,500 Project Total: $52,800 Funded: $29,500
Work continues on one of Iowa's architectural treasures, the Hancock House, located in the Village of Bentonsport. Built in 1839, the Hancock House is one of Iowa's earliest federal style houses. This project focuses on reinstating the 19th-century raised seam metal roof, "Yankee" gutter system, and historic landscaping.

Grant #: 05-009
Grinnell Renaissance
Interior Telephone Company Building

815 5th Ave., Grinnell
Grant Request: $10,000 Project Total: $17,500 Funded: $10,000
The Interior Telephone Company (ITC) building in Grinnell is an excellent example of an early communications-based building. Deterioration of the ITC building's brick exterior is occurring. Repointing is necessary to preserve this historic property.

Grant #: 05-010
Dan Tindall
Blackhawk Hotel Renovation Phase II

18th & Ridge Streets, corresponding to 415 Blondeau St., Cedar Falls
Grant Request: $22,500 Project Total: $39,375 Funded: $22,500
Efforts within this project will concentrate on the exterior renovation of the various facades of the Black Hawk Hotel. Specifically, this phase is concerned with the structural and aesthetic renovation of the hotel’s original chimneys and the renovation of the hotel’s original mansard roof and integral gutter system.

Grant #: 05-012
Keokuk Historic Preservation Commission/City of Keokuk
Rehabilitation, Superintendent's Lodge, Keokuk National Cemetery

1701 J Street, Keokuk
Grant Request: $46,514 Project Total: $69,770 Funded: $46,514
This grant will restore the main roof of the lodge. The mansard roof will be re-shingled in slate, with eight "as original" arched dormers and casement sash. New flashing and built-in gutters will complete an interlocking weather-tight system.

Grant #: 05-015
City of Dubuque, Planning Services Department
Relocation of White Water Creek Bridge

50 West 13th Street, Dubuque
Grant Request: $30,000 Project Total: $55,000 Funded: $30,000
One of seven spans that once crossed the Mississippi River, the White Water Creek Bridge has been replaced with a more modern bridge. This project will relocate the historic bridge from its storage site near Cascade for a bike/hike trail in the Bergfeld Recreation Area in Dubuque.

Grant #: 05-017
William John McKenzie
Rehabilitation of 624 W 6th Street in Davenport

Davenport
Grant Request: $28,500 Project Total: $49,750 Funded: $28,500
This project includes the restoration of the front porch, including aligning of piers, resetting of the wood columns, and the replacement of the upper roof-mounted balustrade as shown in historic photographs. The inappropriate stoop steps will be replaced and the hood above will be restored. Other work includes the removal of inappropriate gutters, repointing masonry, and repainting the building.

Grant #: 05-019
River Bend Association, Inc.
Rachel Ruan House Rehabilitation

1224 9th Street, Des Moines
Grant Request: $22,100 Project Total: $74,000 Funded: $22,100
The Rachel Ruan House Rehabilitation project will remove the aluminum siding. This will uncover evidence of original porches, siding and window configurations. The wood siding and trim will be repaired or replaced to match, the siding and trim will be painted in historically appropriate colors, and the existing and/or missing historic windows will be repaired or replicated, as needed. Interior work and porch reconstruction will complete the project.

Grant #: 05-024
Robert Alan Davis
Porch of Albright House (Structure, Roof and Trim Detail)

716 - 718 Avenue F, Fort Madison
Grant Request: $20,000 Project Total: $41,875 Funded: $20,000
This project will repair and rebuild the front and rear porches, repoint the inner angle walls adjacent to the porches, and reconstruct the now missing rear, second-floor covered porch balconies.

Grant #: 05-025
Harvey Jeck
Stabilization of the High Amana General Store Warehouse

1308 G Street, Amana
Grant Request: $10,500 Project Total: $21,000 Funded: $10,500
This project will stabilize and preserve the warehouse portion of the High Amana General Store.


Museum Category—FY04

Grant #: 04-003
Living History Farms
Oak Grove Preservation Assessment and Workshop

2600 111th St, Urbandale
Grant Request: $6,275 Project Total: $12,550 Funded: $3,000
Oak Grove is a mid-19th-century log building located at Living History Farms. This project will bring a leading log building preservationist to Iowa to assess the building, draw up a conservation plan, and teach a workshop for others interested in preserving log structures.

Grant #: 04-015
Parker Historical Society of Clay County
Roof Replacement and Ceiling/Wall Repair

300 East Third Street, Spencer
Grant Request: $19,513 Project Total: $39,044 Funded: $17,950
Parker Historical Society of Clay County is replacing the original 1916 roof of the Parker Museum. In addition, interior ceilings and walls that have been damaged by the leaking roof will be repaired and painted.

Grant #: 04-019
Swedish Heritage Society
Museum Preservation

107 James Avenue, Swedesburg
Grant Request: $21,350 Project Total: $42,700 Funded: $20,000
The Swedish Heritage Society needs to restore the exterior of its museum building. Work will include preservation of the original siding through conservation and maintenance repairs, ventilation improvements to help preserve wood framing, and upgrades to the electrical system to improve safety. Work will emphasize retention of all sound historic fabric.

Grant #: 04-021
Save Our Depot
Putting ART in the Thomas D. Murphy Art Calendar Museum

Project address: 305 S 2nd, Red Oak
Grant Request: $18,800 Project Total: $38,100 Funded: $5,000
The Save Our Depot group will be purchasing original artists' renderings for addition to the Thomas D. Murphy Art Calendar Museum. Red Oak was the birthplace of the entire art calendar industry. These paintings will enhance the museum’s collection, which focuses on the art calendar industry.

Grant #: 04-036
Cedar Falls Historical Society
Victorian Home and Wyth House Museum Preservation Project

308 West 3rd Street, Cedar Falls
Grant Request: $13,000 Project Total: $19,981 Funded: $2,239
The Victorian Home and George Wyth House Museums will have Llumar UV Film installed on all the windows to protect the collections from solar damage.

Grant #: 04-037
National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library
Accessible Ramp for the NCSML Immigrant Home

301 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids
Grant Request: $6,192 Project Total: $9,288 Funded: $3,000
The National Czech & Slovak Museum and Library will construct a new front porch and a ramp to make its 19th-century Czech Immigrant Home accessible to those who are mobility challenged. Critical structural issues required the NCSML to raise the home in late 2003. Reconstruction of the entry is now required.

Grant #: 04-038
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
Comprehensive Environmental Upgrade—Phase II

502 W. Water St., Decorah
Grant Request: $15,000 Project Total: $39,737 Funded: $12,322
Vesterheim will replace and upgrade the climate control system in the main museum building, to preserve the museum's treasures by keeping them in a properly climate-controlled space. Specifically, this project will upgrade the building’s electrical system and the structural integrity of the roof to handle the new system, and installing one new air-handling unit.

Grant #: 04-039
Dubuque County Historical Society
Historic Boat Shop

350 E. Third Street, Dubuque
Grant Request: $29,171 Project Total: $43,771 Funded: $12,324
The Historic Boat Shop will be a small craft exhibit at the new National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium which opened in summer, 2003. The exhibit will feature a large collection of boats and demonstrate how boats are built.

Grant #: 04-041
Webster County Museum Association
Covering/Insulating Windows and Upgrading Exhibit Units

515 School Street, Otho
Grant Request: $4,254 Project Total: $8,517 Funded: $4,254
This project will cover and insulate banks of windows running the entire length of the museum’s exterior walls. This work will reduce lighting levels and temperature fluctuations. Existing display units will also be upgraded by painting or staining the cabinetry and installing secure Plexiglas case coverings to protect and preserve exhibits. All aspects of the project focus on upgrading the facility to meet museum standards.

Grant #: 04-075
Carroll County Historical Society
Mount Carmel Store Preservation

Carroll County Rt. E26 in village of Mt. Carmel, Carroll
Grant Request: $10,500 Project Total: $17,500 Funded: $2,000
Elements of the Mount Carmel Store preservation project include: painting, insulation, door and window repair, furnace replacement and display case refinishing.

Grant #: 04-085
Clinton County Historical Society
Preservation of Vintage Clothing Collection

601 S. 1st Street, P. O. Box 2435, Clinton
Grant Request: $3,311 Project Total: $6,711 Funded: $3,311
Over the years, the Clinton County Historical Society has received significant donations of vintage clothing. Currently, approximately one-half of the clothing collection is properly preserved. This project will allow the remainder of the clothing collection to be properly stored.

Grant #: 04-093
City of Dubuque
Heritage Trail Interpretive Signs (Phase 3)

City Hall, Planning Services Department, Dubuque
Grant Request: $6,500 Project Total: $11,500 Funded: $3,000
The project is the third phase in the development of interpretive signs for the Heritage Trail. The project will result in three additional interpretive signs for Dubuque's pearl button and ice harvesting industries and the early settlement of the Riprow Valley.


Museum Category—FY05

Grant #: 05-004
Amana Heritage Society
Museum Textile Collection Management Project

4430 V Street, Homestead
Grant Request: $5,500 Project Total: $8,375 Funded: $5,500
This project will help preserve and make accessible the textile collection of the Amana Heritage Society. The project includes a complete inventory of the collection and will provide proper storage for the items.

Grant #: 05-011
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Interpretation and School Curriculum for "Homelands"

30 16th Avenue SW, Cedar Rapids
Grant Request: $7,500 Project Total: $15,968 Funded: $7,500
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library will utilize its collection and archival resources to develop an interpretive plan and corresponding elementary and middle school curricula for its permanent exhibit "Homelands: The Story of the Czech and Slovak People."

Grant #: 05-013
Dubuque County Historical Society
At the Lead Mines

350 E. Third St.
Dubuque
Grant Request: $27,700 Project Total: $42,000 Funded: $7,000
"At the Lead Mines" will demonstrate frontier lead mining at the Mathias Ham House historic site in Dubuque. Living history educators will show how miners lived at the site, dug the ore out of the ground, smelted it and shipped it to markets in St. Louis.

Grant #: 05-014
Cultural Division, City of Cedar Falls
Preserving the Cedar Falls Art Collection at the Hearst

304 West Seerley Boulevard, Cedar Falls
Grant Request: $13,586 Project Total: $27,411 Funded: $13,586
The project will protect the Hearst Center's collection of Cedar Falls Art from the 20th Century. The selection and installation of equipment and materials will modify and control the amount and quality of light in exhibit areas and stabilize humidity and temperature levels in art storage.

Grant #: 05-018
Glenwood American Indian Earth Lodge Society/Golden Hills RC&D
Glenwood Indian Earth Lodge Project

89 Sharp St., Glenwood
Grant Request: $18,800 Project Total: $31,890 Funded: $11,157
This project will reconstruct a Native American earth lodge at the current earth lodge site. Rebuilding and protecting the earth lodge will allow the community to continue interpreting the prehistory of Mills County to residents and visitors alike.

Grant #: 05-021
Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
Comprehensive Environmental Upgrade—Phase III

523 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah
Grant Request: $15,000 Project Total: $38,465 Funded: $15,000
The Vesterheim will replace and upgrade the climate control system in the main museum building to preserve the museum's treasures by keeping them in a properly climate-controlled space. Specifically, this phase of the comprehensive environmental upgrade project will replace three air-handling units.

Grant #: 05-022
Johnson County Historical Society
Accessibility for the 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse

310 Fifth Street, Coralville
Grant Request: $8,500 Project Total: $17,000 Funded: $8,500
Accessibility for the 1876 Coralville Schoolhouse will be achieved through an addition of a vertical lift to the first floor and alternatives to direct access to the second floor. This will provide an opportunity to provide interpretive and educational experiences to those individuals who are mobility challenged.

Grant #: 05-023
Siouxland Historical Railroad Association
Sand Tower Exhibit - Milwaukee Railroad Shops of Sioux City

3400 Sioux River Rd., Sioux City
Grant Request: $12,500 Project Total: $49,100 Funded: $10,000
This project involves the preservation of an important structure—a 1917 sand tower. This wooden structure will serve as an outdoor exhibit, allowing people to understand an important aspect of the operation and technology of steam locomotives.

Grant #: 05-030
African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa
Curatorial Assistant Project

55 12th Ave., SE, Cedar Rapids
Grant Request: $14,609 Project Total: $26,914 Funded: $12,157
This project is designed to assist the African American Historical Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa in adding to and organizing its collection by adding a part-time curatorial assistant to its staff.


Documentary Collections—FY04

Grant #: 04-008
Amana Heritage Society
Photograph Management and Accessibility Project

705 44th Avenue, Amana
Grant Request: $6,000 Project Total: $9,150 Funded: $4,888
This project will help preserve, document and make accessible the photographic images in the collection of the Amana Heritage Museum. The project includes creating a database to record information about the photographs, making prints of selected photographic negatives, and properly storing the collections.

Grant #: 04-018
Marble Rock Historical Society
Preservation of Marble Rock Newspapers

313 Bradford, Marble Rock
Grant Request: $4,954 Project Total: $9,995 Funded: $2,454
The Marble Rock newspaper collection (1877 to 1931) will be microfilmed to ensure the preservation of this aspect of the community’s local history. This will make the information in the newspapers accessible to the public for research.

Grant #: 04-026
Villisca Public Library
Villisca Axe Murders

204 S 3rd Avenue, Villisca
Grant Request: $1,059 Project Total: $1,118 Funded: $1,059
The Villisca axe murder (1912) remains the most hideous, shocking crime in Iowa history. The Villisca Public Library's mission is to provide historians, scholars and the general public with reliable records, to preserve all reliable information and to index that information so that it is accessible. The library staff experiences a steadily increasing demand for records relating to this crime. This project will preserve and index documents related to this event, so that the information will be more accessible.

Grant #: 04-029
Ames Heritage Association
Ames Tribune Photo Archive Phase I

108 5th Street, Ames
Grant Request: $9,925 Project Total: $14,888 Funded: $3,355
This project will begin the preservation of over a million negatives and prints taken by the Ames Tribune from 1948 to 1999. Phase I will conserve 13,000 of the oldest negatives dating from 1948 to 1958. The 4-in. by 5-in. negatives will be scanned, cataloged, sleeved and stored. Key images will be printed for public access.

Grant #: 04-045
Dubuque County Historical Society
Glass Plate Collection Phase II

350 E. Third St., Dubuque
Grant Request: $18,484 Project Total: $28,321 Funded: $5,347
This project will rescue a valuable collection of glass plate negatives at the Dubuque County Historical Society's library and archive. These rare and unique photographic images need immediate care to save the information on them.

Grant #: 04-055
Karl King Band Association
Karl King Memorabilia Preservation

424 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge
Grant Request: $1,469 Project Total: $7,959 Funded: $1,469
The Karl King Band Association of Fort Dodge is archiving American bandmaster Karl King's music and associated memorabilia. This project also makes available for music students authentic recordings in digitized format.

Grant #: 04-062
The Community Historical Society
Microfilming the Maxwell Tribune Newspapers

101 Main Street, Maxwell
Grant Request: $3,310 Project Total: $5,245 Funded: $3,310
The Maxwell Tribune newspapers, dating 1884 to 1972, are in fragile condition, yet are continually being used by family historians and other historical researchers. Through microfilming, issues of The Maxwell Tribune will be saved and will be accessible to researchers and the public. Once microfilmed, copies can be viewed without the possibility of physical harm to the papers.

Grant #: 04-066
City of Marion, Iowa
Marion City Document Preservation

1100 8th Avenue, Marion
Grant Request: $3,000 Project Total: $4,500 Funded: $3,000
The City of Marion is actively working to preserve historical city records, which date back to 1865. Project funds will be used to create microfilm and digital copies of these historic documents, thereby creating greater opportunity for the public to access this vital information without having to use the fragile original documents.

Grant #: 04-069
Indianola Public Library
Preserving Our History

207 North B St., Indianola
Grant Request: $3,310 Project Total: $6,620 Funded: $1,590
This project will preserve original documents relating to the history of the Indianola Public Library, including original library board minutes dating from 1894 to the present time, photographs, scrapbooks, and original accession records. As a result of this project, materials will be stored in acid-free boxes and folders and will be microfilmed to ensure future availability.

Grant #: 04-073
Bremer County Genealogical Society
Microfilming The Plainfield News - 1938 to 1974

1500 West Bremer Ave., Waverly
Grant Request: $2,763 Project Total: $4,146 Funded: $2,763
The Bremer County Genealogical Society plans to microfilm The Plainfield News to preserve the local history of the area and its people. This resource will be available at the Waverly Public Library, Plainfield Public Library and the State Historical Society Library in Des Moines upon completion of the project.

Grant #: 04-078
Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science
Map Collection Storage

1717 West 12th Street, Davenport
Grant Request: $2,566 Project Total: $4,824 Funded: $2,566
The Putnam Museum plans to upgrade storage for its historic map collection. The approximately 600 maps, dating from 1778 to 1967, are predominately from the Quad Cities area. The project will provide archival supplies and a flat file cabinet for proper storage of the collection.


Documentary Collections—FY05


Grant #: 05-008
Ames Historical Society
Ames Tribune Photo Archive Phase 2

108 5th Street, Ames
Grant Request: $10,133 Project Total: $15,199 Funded: $5,633
This project will continue the preservation of over a million negatives and prints taken by the Ames Tribune from 1948 to 1999. Phase 2 will focus on the conservation and proper packaging of prints of various sizes from 2" X 3" to 8" X 10," slides and negative strips.

Grant #: 05-026
Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium
Statewide Preservation Training Workshops

1111 6th Avenue, Grinnell College Libraries, Grinnell
Grant Request: $4,700 Project Total: $7,480 Funded: $4,700
This project will develop and implement a series of conservation workshops throughout the state. Sessions will include presentations over the Iowa Communications Network about preservation topics and issues.


Country Schools—FY04

Grant #: CS04-001
Living History Farms Foundation
Walnut Hill School Siding

Urbandale
Project Total: $11,950.00 Funded: $5,000
The Walnut Hill School’s siding has been badly damaged by weather, termites, and other pests. This project will replace the siding, add a vapor barrier where needed, and repair any other damage to the sheathing and framing.

Grant #: CS04-002
Taylor County Historical Society, Inc.
Taylor County Museum Hess Country Schoolhouse Restoration

Bedford
Project Total: $10,693.00 Funded: $5,000
The Taylor County Museum Hess Country Schoolhouse will remove the fungus-infected siding and trim; scrape and caulk windows; install new siding, plywood boxing, vapor barrier; and prime and paint the exterior. The completed project will preserve the schoolhouse and provide space for period education artifacts and school classes.

Grant #: CS04-004
Grand Meadow Heritage Commission, Inc.
Roof Restoration of Historic Country School Buildings

Washta
Project Total: $8,730 Funded: $4,365
The Grand Meadow Heritage Commission plans to complete Phase I of a country school restoration project. The work will include replacing the deteriorating asphalt shingles on a one-room country school building and the depleted wooden shingles of a historic two-room country school building with new cedar shingles.

Grant #: CS04-006
Dysart Historical Society
Dysart Country School Restoration Project

Dysart
Project Total: $10,900 Funded: $5,000
The Dysart Historical Society is restoring a rural Tama County School to its original condition. The building will be used as an enriching educational facility for the area.

Grant #: CS04-008
Coffins Grove Stagecoach Inn Museum
Final Stage for the McGee

Manchester
Project Total: $9,270 Funded: $3,708
In 2004, the McGee Brick School (listed on Iowa’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites in 1999) will open a museum dedicated to Sarah Gillespie Huftalen, founder of the Rural Section of the Iowa Teacher’s Association. The year 2004 marks both the sesquicentennial of a country school on the McGee property and of the Iowa State Education Association (ISEA).


Country Schools—FY05

Grant #: CS05-001
Hardin County Farm Museum Corporation
Video History of the Goose Creek Country School

Eldora
Project Total: $6,000 Funded: $3,000
The Hardin County Farm Museum Corporation will make a video of the history of the Goose Creek Country School.

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