TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Historical Association has been awarded an Operating Support Grant. The grant is funded from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The Tippecanoe County Historical Association is being granted $15,000. It's a small portion of the 800 thousand dollars Indiana Humanities is granting humanities organizations statewide.
Last year, Indiana Humanities gave over $500,000 in similar grants to humanities organizations from CARES Act funding. The historical association is receiving double what they did last year.
The $15,000 being given to the Tippecanoe County historical association is one of 6 grants given throughout the 4th congressional district. It is the most money being given in the district.
Leslie Martin Conwell is the operations manager for the historical association.
"Being keepers of Tippecanoe County's history, we take that mission very seriously," she told News 18. "And, the humanities, the grant, really helps us get the word out about what we do, it helps us take care of our archived collections."
She says the work the association does benefits the residents of the county.
"These are lessons that we can learn from in our history as we go forward," she says. "We can understand more about each other, the different cultural communities in Tippecanoe County. So they are vital to us."