2005-12-22 / News

Beavertail Lighthouse receives national trust grant

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association announced this week that it has been awarded a $4,894 matching grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Antoinette Downing Preservation Services Fund for Rhode Island.

The grant funds will be used to develop a program of site preservation requirements necessary for stabilization, restoration, and preservation of the Beavertail Light Station and to develop conceptual designs for expanding the museum for greater accessibility and education of the visiting public.

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association was among several grant recipients selected in a competitive application process from applicants across New England and the midAtlantic states.

In announcing the grant, National Trust Northeast Regional Office Director Wendy Nicholas said, “With these startup dollars, Jamestown, Rhode Island, joins the hundreds of other communities across the country actively ensuring that architectural and cultural heritage is preserved.”

Through its Preservation Services Fund program, the National Trust offers small matching grants to nonprofit groups and public agencies to support a wide range of local historic preservation projects across the nation.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, chartered by Congress in 1949, is a nonprofit organization with more than 270,000 members. As the leader of the national preservation movement, it is committed to saving America’s diverse historic environments and to preserving and revitalizing the livability of communities nationwide.

The Northeast Office co-ordinates the programs of the National Trust within the 10 northeastern states, and provides a wide range of services adapted to the needs of the region.

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