Buffalo Island Museum receives grant

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Jamie Rolland shows Buffalo Island Museum committee members, Ernestine Harrell, Janie Miller and Donna Rolland, the new computer system bought with part of the grant money.

Buffalo Island Museum in Monette recently received a $2,500 grant from the Department of Arkansas Heritage in partnership with the Arkansas Humanities Council. The two agencies have partnered to fund and administer the grant program targeted at small museums in Arkansas.

The purpose of the Arkansas Humanities Council is to promote understanding, appreciation and the use of the humanities in Arkansas.

Through the humanities history is remembered. Buffalo Island Museum wishes to preserve the past for present and future generations. To be eligible for the grants of up to $2500, applicants have to be non-profit museums with an annual operating budget of not more than $250,000.

This grant money has enabled the museum to purchase a computer and printer needed to keep records of museum artifacts, mannequins to display the vintage clothing and uniforms, styrofoam head forms to display hats, and money for utility expenses.

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