The St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center recently received a $3,050 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Northeast Kingdom Fund. The grant will help further the Center’s mission to preserve historic collections and provide educational programs. The grant’s funds will allow the Center to enhance visitors’ experiences through an interactive display complimenting and showcasing newly acquired collections on exhibit and their historical importance to St. Johnsbury and the surrounding area. This display will delve deeper into these collections offering further information to make their history come alive.
Peggy Pearl, director of the History & Heritage Center, said “We are grateful to Vermont Community Foundation‘s Northeast Kingdom Fund for this grant. This will allow us to provide an audiovisual exhibit highlighting some of St. Johnsbury’s past and present history. We look forward to creating historical vignettes about St. Johnsbury Trucking, E&T Fairbanks Company, and Maple Grove as examples of St. Johnsbury’s rich and present history. ”
The Northeast Kingdom Fund is a permanent philanthropic resource dedicated to supporting the people and communities of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties. Its grants are decided by a committee of local residents, providing philanthropy for the Kingdom, by the Kingdom. The St. Johnsbury History and Heritage Center‘s vision is to provide a stimulating environment for the citizens of St. Johnsbury to celebrate and enrich the town’s history. The St. Johnsbury History & Heritage Center believes in the importance of preserving history, teaching history, exhibiting history and instilling history for all generations. More information about the Center can be found at www.stjhistory.org or by contacting Peggy Pearl, director, at (802) 424-1090.
The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont’s nonprofit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community. Visit http://www.vermontcf.org or call 802-388-3355 for more information.