Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) has awarded $50,000 to 11 Heritage Area sites, communities and organizations. Among them, the Dysart Historical Society received a $1,850 grant.
The money will help the historical society create a timeline on the agricultural museum walls, reflecting agriculture's progress and key events from 1800 to the present. It will feature national and world events which have impacted Iowa agriculture and rural families.
"The evolution of agriculture and technology has long been at the heart of our state. By funding these important projects, we are helping to connect agriculture's past with the future," said Don Short, SSNHA President.
Projects funded through SSNHA Grant Programs must provide a 1-1non-federal match to the grant award. Since the program began in 2001, Silos & Smokestacks has funded over $1.75 million to non-profit organizations, local governments and communities with projects dedicated to preserving America's agricultural heritage.