State Representative Doug Green (R-Mt. Orab) is pleased to congratulate the Historic New Richmond Ross-Gowdy House Museum as one of the 10 Ohio Historical Society History Fund grant recipients. The museum was honored at the 2014 Statehood Day luncheon in Columbus, Ohio on February 27th.
The Ross-Gowdy House museum received $7,000 to repair the windows and replace the box gutters of the c.1853 museum. “I am very grateful for the award. Without the funding we couldn’t protect the history of the New Richmond Ross -Gowdy House Museum,” said Linda Shuck. The museum is in the third and final phase of a 10-year historic preservation project undertaken by Historic New Richmond, a volunteer-operated local historical society.
“As the state representative of the 66th House District, I am thrilled that the Ross-Gowdy House museum received such a great support from not only the Ohio Historical Society, but from the people of Ohio. This is proof that when we work together to preserve our Ohio history, great things can happen,” said Doug Green.
The History Fund helps Ohio organizations and historical societies fund the projects that are beneficial to their communities. It’s important to distinguish noteworthy accomplishments in preserving Ohio history.
“The thing that makes this project so meaningful is that local communities are the recipients of their tax dollars. The one beauty of this particular project is that it is going to preserve a landmark so that future generations will be able to see a piece of history,” Glenda Greenwood, President of the Ohio Historical Society Board of Trustees, said. “We encourage people to keep Ohio history in mind as the History Fund program will be providing future generations the opportunity to hear stories we have in Ohio.”