State Preservation Grant recipients (2021 round)

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Congratulations, grantees!

In 2021, RIHPHC received 35 State Preservation Grants applications for capital preservation projects at museums, cultural arts centers, and public historic sites. Following review by staff and the State Preservation Grants Review Panel, the Commissioners approved more than $1.18 million in funding for 18 projects around the state. The 2021 grant round was funded by the March 2021 Cultural Arts and State Preservation Grants Programs ballot measure as well as carryover funds from a 2014 ballot measure.

RIHPHC Interim Executive Director Jeffrey Emidy noted, “Rhode Island is recognized nationally as a leader in historic preservation and the arts. These state grants are investments that build on our strengths.”

State Preservation Grant recipients

Organization/Site Town Grant amount
Herreshoff Marine Museum Bristol $112,000
Linden Place Bristol $28,200
City of Central Falls/Cogswell Tower Central Falls $150,000
Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm Preservation Association Cumberland $75,000
East Providence Historical Society East Providence $26,825
Foster Preservation Society/Blacksmith Shop Foster $11,900
Historic New England/Watson Farm Barn Jamestown $69,000
La Farge Restoration Fund Newport $150,000
Fort Adams Trust Newport $122,500
The Preservation Society of Newport County/The Elms Newport $74,250
Newport Restoration Foundation/Vernon House Newport $30,000
Pawtucket Public Library Pawtucket $58,100
City of Providence/Museum of Natural History and Planetarium Providence $88,500
Rhode Island Historical Society/John Brown House Providence $48,000
The Steel Yard Providence $36,400
Scituate Preservation Society Scituate $9,900
South County History Center South Kingstown $42,075
Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum Warwick $50,000
TOTAL 12 towns $1,182,650