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Grant will help keep Pioneers Museum inventory safe

Posted at 8:18 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 22:37:32-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Springs Pioneer's Museum has been awarded nearly $300,000 in a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Museum officials say a new HVAC system to stabilize an off-site storage facility has been a priority for a long time.

The public only sees about 1-2% of what the museum owns, and the grant money ensures priceless inventory will be available to the community.

"We're also here to preserve these for researchers, for students, and for future generations, and this will allow us to do that at a better level," said Development Director Diana Barber Stine.

The museum still needs to raise money to complete the project -- almost as much as the grant itself.