Jack Hadley Museum | Thomasville
Funds allowed the museum to digitize 500 items from their collection and to create materials for educators.
Northeast Georgia History Center | Gainesville
“Without the CARES funds, we would have been hard-pressed to keep our operations going in a time when historical education and context are more important than ever.”
Hall County Library System | Gainesville
“We have received an enormous amount of positive feedback regarding the programs and services made possible by this grant.” They were able to provide the Tutor.com program to families and teachers.
Stephens County Historical Society & Currahee Military Museum | Toccoa
Funds allowed them to offer free admission to the 101st Airborne Division, which has a tradition of running 6 miles up and down the Currahee Mountain to visit the military museum. The grant “made continuation of that tradition possible even during this pandemic.”
City of Washington, Georgia
Funds enabled the improvement of exhibits and signage for the historic site and history museum the city operates. They also began working on a better digital presence.
Athens-Clarke Public Library | Athens
“We were faced with serious economic cuts. We had to be nimble and adapt. The great social unrest we faced as a nation pointed us in the direction of expanding our resources with books that focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion for each of our system’s branches.”
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home | Rome
CARES funding “was the saving grace” for them, as closed facilities created a severe loss of revenue and would have led to a choice of maintaining the house, a National Historic Landmark, or maintaining the museum staff. Funds supported staff, the Ridge home, and digital programming.
Funk Heritage Center | Waleska
“Thanks to the CARES grant, the museum now has an online portal to provide increased access to lectures, artifacts, collections, exhibits, and teacher resources.”
Bandy Heritage Center | Dalton
The CARES grant allowed them to purchase climate-control equipment for their archives. “Our capacity to serve the community has increased dramatically, and the support of GH through the grant will benefit our community immediately and for decades to come.”
Marietta Museum of History | Marietta
“Taking the pressure off worrying about how to fund employee payroll enabled us to be more creative.” They created a new Facebook Live segment, “History Loves Company,” in which staff would visit and tell the story of a historical home, site, or building. “All of this was possible because of the grant we received.”
East Georgia State College Library | Augusta
Funds paid for hotspots for internet access. “With increased job losses, some students had to cut internet service due to financial restraints; the hotspots allowed them to access their online classes.”
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center | Madison
“Funds made a meaningful impact on our ability to open up our historic building to the public again.”
Bulloch County Historical Society | Statesboro
With the funds they created videos of historical stories, shared through email to members. The stories were so well received, they gained 98 new members, an 85 percent increase in regular membership. “This project is by far one of the best ones in our almost-50-year history. It would not have happened without the CARES grant from Georgia Humanities.”