Community Interest

Friends of Historic Augusta Received $2500 Grant From MO Humanities


Friends of Historic Augusta (FHA) announced it was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Missouri Humanities Council (MHC.) The grant supports the S.A.G.E program (Stories of Augusta's German Evolution,) which includes Paul Ovaitt’s “Tell it Like it Was” stories (TILIW.) The grant will provide the funds for the Augusta History Museum to have internet service, allowing them to have presentations and live interviews that can be shared with a wider audience.
The S.A.G.E. program will serve as a time capsule to preserve Augusta’s historical evolution, encouraging younger generations to recognize the importance of historic preservation.
The MHC is the only statewide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has been a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1971.
Thank you to Penelope Woodhouse, a resident and business owner in Augusta, for introducing this grant opportunity to the FHA and helping us start the process. Stay tuned for upcoming events and interviews.