Museum renovations aided by grant

Kiowa venue gets $10,000 from Boettcher Foundation

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The Boettcher Foundation has selected the Elbert County Historical Museum as one of 20 Colorado nonprofits to receive grant funding for community enrichment projects.

The nonprofits will be awarded a total of $815,000 in support of capital projects, including $10,000 toward the renovation of the museum in Kiowa and completion of “The Smoky Hill Trail” exhibit.

“From shared community spaces and historic preservation to game-changing youth development centers and concert venues, these projects represent some of the most innovative, thoughtful and ambitious campaigns being pursued by nonprofits in Colorado,” said Tim Schultz, Boettcher Foundation president and executive director. “These projects have the potential to create powerful change in the communities where they are located, and we are proud to contribute to their progress.”

The projects selected for funding by the foundation's board of trustees represent efforts that contribute toward community enrichment in the areas of arts and culture, youth development or community recreation and senior centers.