Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chanute Air Museum Receives $2,000.00 for Organizational Support

The Chanute Air Museum is proud to announce that it has received a $2,000.00 General Support Grant from the Illinois Humanities Council (IHC) to support the Museum's collections preservation efforts. The current target for these efforts is the Tuskegee Airmen-related photographic media from the William R. Thompson Collection.

The IHC grant funds are being used to hire and intern and purchase necessary equipment and supplies to properly catalog, digitize, and archivally rehouse several hundred photographic prints and film negatives and multiple scrapbooks.

"The Illinois Humanities Council is proud to support not-for-profit organizations that promote the importance of the humanities in private and public life. Through their efforts, Illinoisans have greater access to lifelong learning opportunities," said IHC Executive Director Kristina A. Valaitis. "These champions of the humanities make their communities and our whole state more vibrant."