For the 2018 cycle of Community Assets grants, the Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority has awarded funding to Erie Yesterday that will benefit eight organizations, each with their own capital improvement project or public programming.
The Harborcreek Historical Society (HHS) received $1,355 for the design and fabrication of (2) interpretive panels, one about the Russell Log Cabins, which offered lodging, a general store, and gas station, and the second panel about one of the township’s oldest burial grounds, Hoag Cemetery.
The Elk Creek Township Historical Society (ECTHS) received $2,000 to repair the foundation of The Little Church.
The Fairview Area Historical Society (FAHS) received $1,150 to have the Lawrence family piano, a new addition to their collections, assessed and repaired. The Lawrence family piano was owned by Earl E. Lawrence, a Person of Color who served as Fairview School District’s music director beginning in the 1930’s.
Preservation Erie received $1,800 in support of their 2019 Greater Erie Awards. The springtime award reception will feature a keynote address by Monica Rhodes, director of the National Trust’s HOPE (Hands-On Preservation Experience) Crew program.
The Edinboro Area Historical Society (EAHS) received $3,317 for repairs to the Doucette House Museum garage, as well as water damaged sections of the house. The Corry Area Historical Society (CAHS) received $2,500 to initiate the digitization of the society’s archival collections, which will improve the public’s access to local history resources.
The Hornby School Museum received $2,000 in support of the restoration of the school’s outhouse, which dates to at least the 1930’s. The project is part of the ongoing maintenance needed to preserve the school’s historical integrity and value as a heritage destination.
The Union City Historical Society received $978 to repair window and door frames, install electrical wiring in the basement to accommodate a dehumidifier, and print a new brochure for the museum.
The group is grateful for the support of ECGRA.