Secretary of State Tre Hargett presented a grant in Cumberland County Thursday. The grants, distributed through the Tennessee State Library and Archives, help develop local county archives.
“These grants give local archivists the tools they need to properly preserve our state’s history. Each of our great state’s 95 counties holds a piece of the story that makes the Volunteer State what it is today. I’m proud we can help ensure our history lives on for future generations,” Secretary Hargett said.
The Cumberland County Archives & Heritage Center received a $3,500 Archives Development Grant to purchase new shelving.
“These funds from the Library and Archives will ensure our archives are properly stored and will help preserve the historical identity of our community,” said Sen. Paul Bailey (R-Sparta). “Cumberland County will greatly benefit from this investment, and I congratulate our local officials for their work helping to secure these funds.”
The Library and Archives is awarding $45,500 in state funds to develop and enhance 17 local county archives across Tennessee.
“This funding will modernize our facility by creating additional storage space for our community’s important documents,” said Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville). “This will ensure that they are better protected so that future generations of our citizens will have access to them and be able to learn about our county’s proud history.”
L to R: Lonnie Van Trump, Cumberland County Library Board of Trustees; Secretary of State Tre Hargett; Rep. Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville); Joyce Rorabaugh, Cumberland County Archivist; James Houston, Art Circle Public Library Interim Director; Loreda Davis, Archival Assistant