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New Grants to Further Heritage Center

architectural rendering of an exhibit at AARCH Society Heritage Center with panels of large historic images dominating a museum exhibit space

AARCH Society is pleased to announce new grant support from Frederick County, the State of Maryland, Ausherman Family Foundation, and First Energy.

AARCH Society Grants Fall 2023

  • In late August, the Rural Maryland Commission awarded $313,928 from its Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund to support construction of the Heritage Center site – located at Carroll and All Saint’s Streets – furnishings and equipment, and exhibit production.
  • The Frederick County Tourism Council awarded $19,396 in two separate TRIPP Grants to be used for tourism promotion and development.
  • First Energy awarded $10,000 to support the many educational and community programs conducted by AARCH Society.
  • Ausherman Family Foundation awarded $5,000 of administrative support for AARCH Society; this is in addition to $25,000 awarded earlier to support the establishment of our Executive Director position filled in September by Dr. Cheryl R. Gooch.

“We continue to be honored at the faith our partners are demonstrating in our work to bring Frederick County’s only African American-focused museum to life,” says AARCH Society President Protean Gibril. “We are grateful for their support in making this important work a reality in 2024.”