The Tennessee Wars Commission and Tennessee Historical Commission have announced over $115,000 in grant funds to four projects for FY2018-19. The Tennessee Wars Commission Grant Fund provides support for protecting and interpreting Tennessee's historic military sites ranging from the French and Indian War through the American Civil War era.
This year's projects include $50,000 to assist the Battle of Franklin Trust to design and purchase museum exhibit displays for the new Carter House State Historic Site Visitors Center in Franklin. A $15,000 grant will fund new interpretive replica Civil War-era artillery equipment at Johnsonville State Historic Park. $48,800 was awarded to Parkers Crossroads Battlefield in Henderson County for the purchase of a replica Civil War artillery caisson and limber and wayside signage which will interpret the crucial role that artillery played in the December, 1862 battle. A grant of $1810 will help fund interpretive panels and supplies through which Alvin C York State Historic Park in Pall Mall can further interpret the impact of the Civil War in the Wolf River Valley.
A division of the Tennessee Historical Commission, the Tennessee Wars Commission has funded over one hundred different projects preserving, protecting, and interpreting the military heritage of Tennessee and Tennesseans since 1994. Executive Director Patrick McIntyre states that "this year's grants highlight the many ways our office invests in and directly supports heritage tourism development in Tennessee." Wars Commission Program Director Tim Hyder notes "The Wars Commission grant fund is an opportunity for a wide variety of communities to enhance war-related sites and further our collective knowledge of these historical events."
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Questions about grant funding can be directed to:
Program Director, Tennessee Wars Commission
For more information about the Tennessee Wars Commission, please visit tnhistoricalcommission.org or call THC office: 615-770-1097.