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Local Groups Win Freedom’s Way Grants

April 6, 2019

DEVENS -- The Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area has announced the award of nine Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area Partnership Grants totaling $28,280 to the following projects:

* Public Visibility & Welcome Bilingual Exhibit, Fitchburg

* Plants and People: The Botany of Groton, Groton

* Sholan Farms Interpretation, Leominster

* “From Academy to Museum Exhibit,” Westford

“After careful consideration by seven independent reviewers, Freedom’s Way is pleased to announce the award of nine partnership grants and welcomes the opportunity to collaborate on these important projects,” said Executive Director Patrice Todisco. “Their diversity reflects the rich heritage of the region and the impressive work of our many partners to protect, preserve and enhance the cultural, natural and historical resources that make it special.”

Designed to provide strategic investments in the cultural, natural and historical resources that enhance the sense of place within the 45 communities of the Freedom’s Way National Heritage Area, the Freedom’s Way Partnership Grant Program serves as a catalyst for creative programs and projects that increase awareness and understanding of the region’s heritage by engaging residents and visitors through experiences and promoting stewardship.

Fiscal 2019 is the first year of the Freedom’s Way Partnership Grant Program and is serving as a pilot for the future.

Detailed information about the Freedom’s Way Partnership Grant Program Recipients is below and can also be found at www.freedomsway.org/partnership-grants-2019 .