Gaineswood receives Americana Corner Grant

Published 3:54 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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The Friends of Gaineswood, Inc. is pleased to announce Gaineswood National Historic Landmark is a recipient of the Americana Corner Preserving America grant program, an online resource focused on the founding of our nation. 

The Friends of Gaineswood applied for grant funding to improve visibility of the house museum and educate visitors through additional interpretive and directional signage. 

“We are delighted that our organization was chosen as one of the select recipients of the 2024 Americana Corner Grant Program,” said President John Northcutt. “The new signage will definitely serve to attract and enhance the experience for visitors of Gaineswood.” 

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The program was established to help other organizations tell the incredible story of America from its founding era through its first century as a nation. Americana Corner awarded $1,404,188 in total grant funding for 2024. 

The grants will help fund a diverse range of projects, including restoring historical sites, structures and objects; creating educational displays to enhance the visitor experience and implementing strategies to increase visibility and reach of historical sites. 

Tom Hand, founder of Americana Corner, said, “I am thrilled to be able to help others across America tell our country’s wonderful story.” 

Gaineswood is a historic property owned by the Alabama Historical Commission and operated by the Friends of Gaineswood. 

Located in Demopolis, Gaineswood is an historic property owned by the Alabama Historical Commission and operated by the Friends of Gaineswood. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Gaineswood was constructed over an 18-year period (1843-1861) and owned by architect Nathan Bryan Whitfield and showcases elaborate interior suites with domed ceilings and antebellum furnishings. 

Located in historic downtown Montgomery at 468 S. Perry Street, the Alabama Historical Commission is the state historic preservation agency for Alabama. The agency was created by an act of the state legislature in 1966 with a mission to protect, preserve and interpret Alabama’s historic places. AHC works to accomplish its mission through two fields of endeavor: Preservation and promotion of state-owned historic sites as public attractions; and statewide programs to assist people, groups, towns, and cities with local preservation activities. For a complete list of programs and properties owned and operated by the AHC, hours of operation, and admission fees please visit