In June, the State Historical Society of Iowa awarded $538,000 in Historical Resource Development Program grants for projects to preserve museum collections and country schools, invest in communities through historic preservation, and promote Iowa history. Here are a few examples:
- The Taylor County Historical Society in Bedford received $50,000 to hire an architect, engineer and contractor to stabilize and repair the Taylor County Round Barn, which had to be closed out of fear the roof would fail and collapse after its cupola shifted.
- The Madison County Historic Preservation Commission received $9,600 to nominate the Winterset City Park to the National Register of Historic Places.
- Winneshiek County Conservation has been awarded $5,000 to replace a section of the roof at the historic Frankville Stone School.
- Clayton County Conservation has been awarded $1,324 to research, design, print and install interpretive panels at the Osborne Schoolhouse.
- Brucemore in Cedar Rapids received $50,000 to undertake repair of the roof and south elevation of the mansion.
A full list of grants awarded is available on the SHSI website.