Carson Valley Museum to get grant |

Carson Valley Museum to get grant

Staff Reports

A $25,000 grant was announced for the Carson Valley Museum & Cultural Center on Monday.

Douglas County Historical Society President Dennis Little said the grant will go to pay for work on the museum’s front steps.

The grant was one of 15 totaling $950,000 to go to historic and cultural preservation projects.

The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office administers the grants through the Nevada Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation grant program.

Each year, the grant program provides funding for governmental and nonprofit organizations to complete projects that help preserve and protect historic buildings, structures, objects, and archaeological sites in Nevada.

Since its inception in 1993, the program has contributed over $41 million, funding nearly 100 projects statewide. In addition to supporting the restoration and preservation of Nevada’s heritage, the grant projects are designed to improve quality of life, provide community education, and increase tourism in Nevada.

“The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office is committed to preserving, enhancing, and promoting Nevada’s historic resources, as well as fostering networks of cultural centers and activities in every corner of the state,” said Nevada State Historic Preservation Office Administrator Rebecca Palmer.

The Gardnerville museum is the former Douglas County High School, built in 1916. The museum opened its doors in 1995.