Melissa I would recommend that you apply for a grant to fund the process. We are in the process of applying for a grant to fund the work needed to nominate
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, May 20, 2006
I would recommend that you apply for a grant to fund the process. We are in
the process of applying for a grant to fund the work needed to nominate
our one room school house for inclusion on the National Register. Our
State's (NJ) Historic Trust gives planning/management grants and has indicated
this is an appropriate application and encouraged the application. The
grant deadline is 6/1/06 and the awards will not be
announced until the fall so I can't say it is a sure thing but it is worth
Some of our letters of support are from the other sites in the Historic
District who see how we fit into the fabric of the community.
I will note we are in operation already, have visitation and have been
part of the historic district since the 1970s but every journey stats with one
Since the process is in the under $10,000 range there may be mini-grants or
research grant you can try for too.
In a message dated 5/18/2006 5:23:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
I belong to a historical society that wants to
preserve and restore a former, one-room school for African-American children
located in Hanover county, Virginia. I am new to historical
preservation and perhaps I am wrong but, it seems difficult to obtain funding
for preservation activities without the school first being listed on the
Register (state/national level). A reconnaissance survey has been
completed but, unfortunately, I don't know how a fledgling black historical
society can raise the funds or politcal support to pay for an Intensive Level
Survey, architectural historian, or other professionals required to nominate
the school to the Register. So, my research has brought me to this group and
hopefully, I can learn from others. It seems like an uphill battle, to
say the least.
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