LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Two Southland projects were among 80 throughout the United States awarded funds by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it was announced today.
``The `Telling the Full History Preservation Fund' represents the largest number of grants given through a single program at the National Trust,'' said Katherine Malone-France, NTHP chief preservation officer. ``These 80 projects are driven by many dedicated volunteers, staff and experts -- all seeking to expand how we understand our shared history.''
``We are grateful for the work that they do in communities across the country to reveal, remember, celebrate and illuminate these stories through these extraordinary places,'' she said.
About $2.5 million in grants were distributed across 39 states, according to Malone-France.
She said the money originated from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which received allotments under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
The local projects receiving funds were:
-- Hollywood United Methodist Church's ``30 Years of Red Ribbons on the Hollywood United Methodist Church Tower: Creating a Digital History''
-- Japanese American National Museum's ``Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple-Be Here/1942 Exhibition.''
The size of the grant awards was not immediately available.
The complete list of grant recipients can be found at https://savingplaces.org/neh-telling-full-history#.Yk8qesjMLIU