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Hinckley museum receives COVID-19 relief grant

The Hinckley Historical Society has been awarded a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant through Illinois Humanities. Its museum is located at 145 E. Lincoln Ave. in Hinckley.
The Hinckley Historical Society has been awarded a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant through Illinois Humanities. Its museum is located at 145 E. Lincoln Ave. in Hinckley.

HINCKLEY – The Hinckley Historical Society has been awarded $2,500 in funding from the second round of COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants through Illinois Humanities.

The funding provides help to humanities and cultural nonprofit organizations that are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Applicants were ranked by commitment to the humanities, budget size and location, statement of need, and the actions groups are taking to confront the programmatic and financial challenges being inflicted by the pandemic.

The Hinckley Historical Society was formed in 2007 to collect and preserve artifacts and share an understanding of the culture and life of residents in Hinckley and Squaw Grove and Pierce Townships. Its museum is located at 145 E. Lincoln Ave. in Hinckley.

Illinois Humanities Executive Director Gabrielle Lyon said, “Especially in this moment of duress, Illinois Humanities is proud to support not-for-profit organizations that promote the importance of the humanities in private and public life and that inspire collective action and hope.”

Illinois Humanities activates the humanities through free public programs, grants and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community and strengthen civic engagement. Illinois Humanities is a nonprofit organization and the state’s affiliate for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at ilhumanities.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ILHumanities.

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