Legacy Museum Network Receives Grant

The Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Announcement

Legacy Project, Inc., Legacy Museum of African American History - Lynchburg, VA
Award Amount: $106,076
Match Amount: $118,185

Project Title: "Network of Central Virginia Museums of African American History and Culture"

The Legacy Museum, in partnership with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH), will create a network of African American museums in central Virginia with the goal of building institutional capacities through professional development workshops and scheduled group meetings. The project design is intended to reduce the isolation facing many small and emerging African American museums that are striving to fulfill their missions without the benefit of advice from museums with similar interests. VFH will help the Legacy Museum organize and facilitate the two-year project. Funding will support network meetings and hands-on professional development seminars for staff members and board representatives from six African American museums in Virginia. Each of the museums will be encouraged to identify and invite community partners to participate in project activities. The central Virginia network will provide the basic structure for a permanent network of all of Virginia’s African American museums.

• L. E. Coleman African-American Museum - Halifax County
Legacy Museum of African American History - Lynchburg and Central Virginia
Robert Russa Moton Museum - Farmville
The Harrison Museum of African American Culture - Roanoke
The Carver Price Museum - Appomattox

Click for link to Web siteThe US African American Griots Project is dedicated to assisting all of those in pursuit of African American ancestry by being a central depository for African American records of historical proportion. Organization of resources is by States and Projects/Databases. The Project Pages are databases for individuals and records pertaining to groups of people. As limited as African American genealogical and historical resources are, it is important that those that are in existence are preserved for researchers and those seeking information.

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