Historic Ruin Rises to the Challenge

(April 8, 2019)

The Menokin Foundation announced today that the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded them a $500,000 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grant for the Glass House Project. Menokin is one of only 22 cultural institutions in the nation receiving an infrastructure grant.

The 3:1 challenge - which seeks to leverage federal funds against private investment -- requires Menokin to raise $1.5 million over the next four years. These funds will ensure the stabilization of the remaining portions of the 18th century structure as a backdrop for educational programming.

"These new NEH-supported projects will help shore up the nation's most valuable assets: its history, literature, historic sites, regional traditions, and cultural institutions," said NEH Chairman Jon Parrish Peede. "NEH is proud to support the advancement of learning and sharing of knowledge nationwide."

Bristol Herald Courier