Upcoming Grant Deadline: September 4

Interested in doing a Maine Memory Network project? The next grant deadline is September 4!

The Community Mobilization grant program is designed to help local organizations–historical societies, libraries, and schools in particular–use participation in Maine Memory to develop skills, build capacity, and expand collaboration with local partners.

Students dressed for a Spanish-themed musical comedy, Farmington State Normal School, 1928, one of the many images in UMF’s new online exhibit.

The grants and accompanying training empower communities to digitize and share their local history. Grants support digitization projects (up to $1,000) and the creation of online exhibits (up to $1,500). All grant-supported projects will be shared through and become part of Maine Memory, which provides a robust technical infrastructure, a platform for
training and skills development, consistent standards, and broad public access.

A wide variety of projects have been created through the Community Mobilization program to date, from all corners of the state. Exhibits have included “From French Canadians to Franco Americans;” “Navy Firefighting School, Little Chebeague Island;” a history of Farmington State Normal School (now UMF); Waterville in 1911; “The Trolley Parks of Maine;” a profile of Aroostook County founding father, Shepard Cary, and more.

Grant applications must be postmarked by September 4. For details, guidelines, and applications, please visit our Grants page.

The Community Mobilization Program is supported by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services.

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Maine Community Heritage Project at Maine Historical Society
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