Marshall COunty Museum FrontThe Indiana Historical Society awarded more than 30 Heritage Support Grants totaling more than $2.5 million. The IHS says the grants will support historical organizations throughout the state over the next five years.

The Heritage Support Grants serve the state’s local, county and regional historical societies, museums and sites. IHS estimates more than 900 Indiana organizations hold collections totaling more than 20 million historical objects.

“We realize many smaller organizations in Indiana face challenges, such as access to resources, funding and training,” said IHS President Jody Blankenship. “The Heritage Support Grants program offers not just financial resources, but also fundraising education workshops, tailored coaching and opportunities to experience serving on award selection panels.”

The Marshall County Historical Society received a Heritage Support Mini Grant.   The Historical Society will use the $4,775.08 to conserve county government books and ledgers dating from the mid-19th century.

Starke County Historical Society was awarded $4,312 to purchase a computer system and collections management software.