Dearborn County Historical Society Secures DCF Proactive Grant for New Technology, Taking a Leap into the Future

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  • DCF is celebrating its 25th year and awarding 15 proactive grants of $1,000 each to charitable organizations serving Dearborn County residents to improve lives.
  • The Dearborn County Historical Society received a $1,000 grant to improve technology and make historical information more accessible on the Internet, thanks to a recommendation by DCF board member Linda Gellert.
  • DCF’s proactive grant program demonstrates its commitment to fostering positive change in Dearborn County and supporting organizations that play an essential role in preserving local history and enriching community life.

Dearborn County Historical Society Leaps into the Future with DCF Proactive Grant for New Tech

The Dearborn County Historical Society is making strides towards embracing the future with the help of a proactive grant from the Dearborn Community Foundation (DCF). The grant, which was awarded to the society earlier this month, will enable them to invest in new technology to enhance their preservation and presentation of local history.

The society, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history of Dearborn County, has long been reliant on traditional methods of archiving and showcasing their collection. However, with the support of the DCF grant, they will now be able to incorporate state-of-the-art technology to improve their operations.

“We are extremely grateful to the Dearborn Community Foundation for their support in helping us bring our organization into the digital age,” said Jennifer Black, President of the Dearborn County Historical Society. “This grant will allow us to digitize our collection, create virtual exhibits, and establish an online presence, making our history more accessible to the public.”

The new technology will not only benefit the society itself, but also the broader community. With digitized archives and virtual exhibits, individuals will be able to access and engage with Dearborn County’s history from anywhere in the world. This advancement will undoubtedly broaden the society’s reach and impact.

“The Dearborn Community Foundation is thrilled to be able to support the Dearborn County Historical Society in their efforts to modernize and expand their services,” said Fred McCarter, Executive Director of the DCF. “It’s essential for organizations to adapt to the digital age, and we believe this investment will have a lasting and positive impact on the community.”

The Dearborn County Historical Society plans to start implementing the new technology in the coming months, with the goal of fully integrating it into their operations by next year. This leap into the future is a significant milestone for the society and marks a new chapter in their mission to preserve and share the history of Dearborn County.

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