The Kentucky Historical Society has awarded the Friends of Audubon a $2,444 Kentucky Local History Trust Fund grant to support digitization of the Audubon Museum’s collection. This grant will help the Audubon Museum to improve collections management and increase access to its historically important collection of items from artist and naturalist John James Audubon. The Friends of Audubon will use the funding to buy equipment, software, and supplies for digitizing art, artifacts, and archival material in the museum collection.
Virtual Check Presentation
Celebrate with us by tuning into the Kentucky Historical Society’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, January 27, at 2:00 pm EST for a LIVE presentation recognizing the 2020 recipients of the Local History Trust Fund. Learn more about the event at https://history.ky.gov/event/lhtf-grant-recipients-virtual-recognition-event/.
Recorded video of presentation:
Kentucky Local History Trust Fund
The Kentucky Local History Trust Fund (KRS 171.325) is a funding pool that supports local history organization’s efforts to preserve and tell Kentucky’s stories. In 2020 four organizations from four Kentucky counties received grants totaling $8,447.13, including the Friends of Audubon in Henderson.
The Kentucky Local History Trust Fund is a tax “check-off” option. Kentuckians elect to donate a portion of their state income tax refund when they file their tax returns. In its five grant cycles, 43 Kentucky organizations from 30 counties have received a total of $59,647 from the grant pool. The Kentucky Historical Society administers the fund by accepting applications and awarding grants. More information is at history.ky.gov/get-involved/support-local-history/.