State Rep. Joe Miller (D-Amherst) today extended his congratulations to the Oberlin Heritage Center on their procurement of over $2,000 in grant funding from the Ohio History Connection. The funds will be used for a data-gathering project focused on identifying best practices for self-guided tours of historic house museums across the state. The award was announced Wednesday as part of Ohio History Connection’s annual Statehood Day event in Columbus.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work done by the Oberlin Heritage Center to secure this competitive state grant,” said Rep. Miller. “Their project will help historical sites create accessible and enriching experiences—not only in our region, but across Ohio.”
Since 2012, the Ohio History Fund has awarded more than $600,000 to support projects brought forward by local historical organizations. Grant applicants must provide matching funds, goods, or services before being evaluated by a statewide panel of industry professionals.
The release of funds to the Oberlin Heritage Center project is one of 10 total grants to be awarded by the Ohio History Fund in 2019.