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Humanities Kansas gives museum $3.5k grant

Marion Historical Museum’s photograph preservation project got a $3,500 boost last week from Humanities Kansas.

Peggy Blackman, project director, said the grant was officially awarded to the city of Marion because the museum operates under the umbrella of the city.

The grant will help the museum’s ongoing project to digitize, catalog, and properly store historic photographs of Marion’s colorful past between Nov. 14 through Nov. 30, 2019. Curator Theresa Mills and volunteers will select photographs to be scanned, digitized, and cataloged.

The curator will oversee volunteers to prepare each photograph for storage in archive material.

As the photos are digitized and cataloged, information will be stored on an external drive stored in the City’s vault. The grant will also pay for training on how to upload photos to Past Perfect.

“Humanities Kansas supports projects that preserve local cultural stories,” said Humanities Kansas executive director Julie Mulvihill. “This preservation project will digitize and archive nearly 600 photographs that tell us much about the community of Marion.” Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower people of Kansas to strengthen communities and democracy.

Last modified Nov. 8, 2018