ASDM 2020 Grants Awarded
The Association of South Dakota Museums is pleased to announce the recipients for its 2020 grant program. ASDM institutional members are eligible to apply for grants up to $500 to support their operations in a variety of ways. $1118 was awarded in 2020. There were ten grant applicants and four grants were awarded.
The Heritage Hall Museum in Freeman received $300 to purchase textile storage materials. The Hermosa Arts & History Association gets $300 to create signage for a “walk through history” in downtown Hermosa. The Booth Society/DC Booth Historic Fish Hatchery received $300 to help create a volunteer/staff training video and related materials. The Cramer-Kenyan Heritage Home in Yankton gets $218 to purchase archival storage materials.
“There was a strong field of grant applicants this year,” said ASDM President Ronette Rumpca. “The grant review committee worked hard to make difficult choices between excellent projects. I encourage applicants to apply again in the future – they are all doing great work to support and preserve South Dakota history.”
The ASDM grant program started in 2017. Since then the organization has given grants totaling $6053 to seventeen ASDM institutional members.