Indiana Military Museum to apply for tourism grant

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — A military museum in Vincennes has received a $100,000 donation that museum officials hope will go toward a tourism grant used to transform the building.

The Vincennes Sun-Commercial (http://bit.ly/2epfddU ) reports that the Indiana Military Museum is applying for a $250,000 matching grant from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development.

Illinois-based Jay E. Hayden Foundation donated $100,000 to be used for the grant. Museum curator and founder Jim Osborne and other supporters are working to raise the remaining $150,000 by the time the grant application is due Dec. 2.

If the museum were to obtain the grant, it could end up securing $500,000. The money would be used to renovate the massive, jam-packed museum warehouse and storage facility into a large exhibit space.

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Information from: Vincennes Sun-Commercial, http://www.vincennes.com

 

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