Historic Christ Church receives grant to mitigate rising damp

This photograph from March 1989 shows how stormwater ponds in the flat churchyard around Christ Church.

WEEMS—The Foundation for Historic Christ Church (FHCC) in Weems has been awarded a $337,500 Save America’s Treasures grant to help fund a project to mitigate rising damp at Christ Church (1735).

Created in 1998, the Save America’s Treasures program helps preserve nationally significant historic properties and collections that convey our country’s rich heritage to future generations of Americans.

The grant requires a dollar-for-dollar match, reported FHCC director of programs and communications Robert Teagle. Funding for the program comes not from tax dollars but from the Save America’s Treasures grant program, funded by the Historic Preservation Fund (HPF), and administered by the National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior. The HPF uses revenue from federal oil leases to support a broad range of preservation and conservation projects.

FHCC was one of 41 sites from 23 states to receive grants….


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