Wayne County Museum receives grant

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GOLDSBORO — The Wayne County Historical Association and Museum received an NC CARES Humanity Relief Grant in the amount of $4,000 from the NC Humanities Council.

“We are extremely grateful and honored to be one of 59 organizations selected for this funding,” said Jennifer Kuykendall, executive director of the Wayne County Museum.

The funding will support virtual tours of the museum and interviews with elders within the community to create a “living history library” that can be shared on the website.

Kuykendall said the museum will be able to maintain community engagement and share the culturally-diverse history of Wayne County.

“With this funding, we will be able to continue to educate and share local history on a virtual platform until the pandemic allows visitation,” Kuykendall said.

NC CARES Humanities Relief Grant funding was provided to the NC Humanities Council by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress in late March.

The $2.2 trillion CARES package included $75 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities, nearly $30 million (40%) sent to the 56 state and jurisdictional humanities councils, including the NC Humanities Council to distribute to local cultural nonprofits and programming.

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