WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently announced that the organization will donate $1,200 1:1 matching grant to the Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center for collection protection. Funding for this project was made possible through the sponsorship of Eunice Farnsworth — Ruth Heald Cragin Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Skowhegan, according to a news release.

Skowhegan History House Museum & Research Center is a repository of items dating back to the town’s early settlement days (ca. 1772) and they are part of the original Louise Coburn collection.

Melvin Burnham, director of the museum and research center said, “We are thrilled to be receiving such a generous grant from the DAR. We realize that our grant is just one of many that they make throughout the year to preserve our nation’s history. We feel fortunate that they have chosen to assist us in preserving our fragile collection of leather bound materials.”

The DAR grants program was started in 2010. Funding is awarded to support projects in local communities that promote the organization’s mission areas of historic preservation, education and patriotism.

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