Bowman fund awards grants to nine organizations

April 11, 2011

The Mary K. Bowman Historical and Fine Arts Fund of the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc. has announced its 2011 grant awards totaling $50,396.

Nine organizations received grants for current initiatives that support the charitable and educational interests to preserve and maintain historical and cultural properties in Washington County.

The fund was established by the trustees of the Mary K. Bowman Fine Arts and Historical Trust when they decided to dissolve the trust and turn the assets over to the Community Foundation. The trust had been in existence for more than 30 years, having been created by the estate of Mary K. Bowman in 1976.

The selection committee reviewed many applications requesting nearly $75,000 in support.  

Following are the organizations that received the awards, the projects and the amounts of the awards:

  • Discovery Station, Historic Moller Organ exhibit, $10,298.
  • Hagerstown Aviation Museum, New Pegasus Magazine project, $5,000.
  • Hagerstown Day Nursery, Kinder Konzerts Experience, $3,305.
  • Hancock Historical Society, portable history display, $500
  • Maryland Public Television, Hagerstown documentary, $1,800
  • Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Kinder Konzerts Series,
  • Washington County Free Library, historic newspaper indexing, $11,145.
  • Washington County Historical Society, preservation of Miller House, $2,124.
  • Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, 2011-12 youth art education, $8,724.

More information about the Bowman Fund, and about the organizations and programs receiving grants may be obtained by contacting the Community Foundation at 301-745-5210.

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