"World Within Our Walls" exhibit
Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. $5,250,000 the first year and $5,250,000 the second year are for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional, or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources.
The grant-funded project's original expected outcomes included increased visitors and increased donations, both of long-term value.These have brought immediate impact to the History Center. The exposure from the exhibition has increased tour groups visiting the History Center. Two newspapers responded to the press release; the curator along with volunteers conducted interviews for the newspapers. Articles then were published in a variety of newspaper and online. Two different organizations have contacted the History Center to arrange tours, and two more have requested volunteers for presentations at their organizations. Our response to these requests includes requests for donations (small, suggested, not required).This exhibition has successfully created a larger awareness for the organization, broadened the visitor base, and increased donations.