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Americana Corner awarding $750,000 in grants to history groups
Local history buff Tom Hand founded program to teach 'the incredible story of America'
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Americana Corner, an online resource focused on the founding of our nation, is pleased to announce this year’s Preserving America Grant Program will award $750,000 to help other organizations tell the incredible story of America. The program funds projects that restore historical objects, create educational displays or make improvements to historic sites that enhance the visitor experience.
Grant applications are being accepted now through Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, in honor of George Washington’s birthday. Organizations can apply online at
Last year, Americana Corner awarded nearly double its initial commitment to inaugural recipients – $446,000 to 67 organizations across 24 states. Due to this overwhelming response, this year’s funding was increased to reach more organizations that are educating their visitors about historical sites and their role in our nation’s past.

Tom Hand, founder of Americana Corner, said, “I was very encouraged by what we were able to accomplish in 2022 and hope to do even more in 2023.”
2022 grant recipients included the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Fort Ligonier Association, the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation and many more. A complete list, and a series of profiles featuring grant recipients, can be found online at
About Americana Corner

Americana Corner was founded by Tom Hand in 2020 as an online resource to help others rediscover America’s incredible founding and first century of expansion. From the American Revolution to the settlement of the American West, from the Declaration of Independence to the Emancipation Proclamation, and from George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, Americana Corner contains positive stories of the great events, founding documents, and inspirational leaders who helped create and shape our country. Perhaps most importantly, Tom discusses why all those events and people from so long ago still matter to us today.

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