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Maine Historical Society Awarded $2,500 Grant From Maine Community Foundation

December 2, 2008

Portland, ME – Maine Historical Society (MHS) is pleased to announce it is the recipient of a $2,500 grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

MHS has received $2,500 from the Rines/Thompson Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support its 2008-2009 Annual Fund. MHS is recognized on both the state and national level as a leading cultural institution and the primary steward of Maine's historical heritage.

“Maine is an incomparable place, rich in character and history. Preserving that history and spreading appreciation for our cultural heritage, local and statewide, is the continuing work of the Maine Historical Society,” noted MHS Executive Director Richard D’Abate. “By supporting the Annual Fund, the Maine Community Foundation is helping to preserve Maine history and sustain the team of librarians, museum curators, and educators who are dedicated to bringing Maine history to life, making it meaningful, relevant, and accessible.”

For 25 years the Maine Community Foundation has been partnering with donors and community groups to strengthen Maine through grants and scholarships. For more information, visit the foundation’s website at or call toll-free 1-877-700-6800.

Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine: the stories of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine’s place in a changing world.

For more information:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

Maine Historical Society preserves and shares Maine's story to enrich life in contemporary Maine.