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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Fort Thomas Museum Receives Grant from Local History Trust Fund

Senator Wil Schroder (R-Wilder) joined the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet in the State Capitol Rotunda on January 9 for a check presentation to the Fort Thomas Military and Community History Museum. The check, totaling over $1,400, was presented to the museum for collections management on behalf of the Kentucky Local History Trust Fund.

“The Fort Thomas Military and Community History Museum, which dates back to World War I, has been a critical part of our regional identity for so many years,” said Senator Schroder.
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“This grant will help the museum continue its mission of educating citizens from Campbell County and beyond on our community’s rich history and heritage.”

The Kentucky Local History Trust was established in 2014 and is funded solely by donations from Kentuckians’ income tax returns. In 2016, Kentuckians donated $25,000 to from their income tax returns to support local history efforts. The Kentucky Historical Society oversees the Kentucky Local History Trust Funds in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Revenue.

PHOTO: State Senator Wil Schroder (second from right) joined Kentucky Arts, Tourism, and Heritage Cabinet Deputy Secretary Regina Stivers (right); J. McCauley “Mac” Brown, Third Vice President of the Kentucky Historical Society Governing Board (left); and Deanna Beineke, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fort Thomas Military and Community History Museum for the check presentation.

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