The New Crop of Grantees

The latest–and last–round of Maine Memory Network Community Mobilization Grants has been awarded. The program began in fall of 2011 under a three-year National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and has gone through five cycles.

This final cycle consists of seven grants to fund digitization and online exhibit projects. The grantees are:

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Bird’s-eye view of Boothbay Harbor, 1885. MMN #71154. Contributed by Boston Public Library.

Boothbay Region Historical Society, to digitize 70+ images, including 10 glass plate negatives, from the Society’s extensive photograph collection.

Leeds Historical Society, in partnership with Leeds Central School, to create an online exhibit about multi-faceted 19th century Leeds farmer, John Merrill, based in part on his diaries.

Penobscot Marine Museum, in Searsport, to create online exhibits about Washington and Hancock Counties using photographs from the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection. The Museum will consult with a number of historical societies in the communities to assist in captioning the images.

Rockland Historical Society, in conjunction with Rockland Public Library, to digitize stereoptic images of Rockland and create an online exhibit about Rockland after the Civil War.

Annie Louise Cary, ca. 1870. MMN #15644. Contributed by Durham Historical Society.

Annie Louise Cary, ca. 1870. MMN #15644. Contributed by Durham Historical Society.

Vaughan Homestead Foundation, in Hallowell, to create an online exhibit about the original Vaughan family and its five succeeding generations.

Waldoboro Public Library, in conjunction with the Waldoboro Fire Department and the Waldoboro Historical Society, to create an online exhibit about the fire department’s 175 years in existence.

Wayne Library Association (Cary Memorial Library), in conjunction with Wayne Historical Society, to create an online exhibit about opera singer Annie Louise Cary, who was born in Wayne. The exhibit will feature selected images of bookplates from a collection amassed to honor Cary.

The Community Mobilization program has funded a total of 46 projects around the state. Sixty-seven organizations–and hundreds of individuals–have been involved in those projects, including historical societies, libraries, and schools. Visit Maine Memory for a full list of past grant recipients.

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