Reedville Fishermen’s Museum receives $57,582 Commonwealth History Fund grant

From left, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation president Hunter Applewhite, Reedville Fishermen's Museum president Rebecca Haynie and vice president Susan Owens at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture awards ceremony in Richmond.

REEDVILLE—The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum (RFM) is one of 11 recipients to receive a grant from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) Commonwealth History Fund. RFM has been generously awarded $57,582.

The VMHC, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR), awards grants to history organizations and projects throughout the Commonwealth through its Commonwealth History Fund (CHF). There are several key selection criteria to be considered for the grants, including the significance of the project or resource, its impact on its community and the Commonwealth, the focus on historically underrepresented topics and communities, and the need for funding and urgency of the project.

The CHF is expected to award up to $2,000,000 over its first five years. In 2022, the VMHC awarded $402,500 to fellow history organizations. Funds can be used for a variety of purposes including preservation, publications, artifact acquisition, research, conservation of artifacts and educational programming.

“The CHF has quickly become one of the best tools we have as your state history museum to support history education and preservation efforts taking place in your local community,” said VMHC president and chief executive officer Jamie Bosket. “We are so very thankful for . . . .

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