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:
Boothbay Region Historical Society, to digitize 70+ images, including 10 glass plate negatives, from the Society’s extensive photograph collection.
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.
Vaughan Homestead Foundation, in Hallowell, to create an online exhibit about the original Vaughan family and its five succeeding generations.
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.