CFHS has a long and successful record of responsibly administering state and federal grants. Previous grants include:

  • 1981 – $50,000 from the Maryland Historical Trust to restore the Collier Log House
  • 1983 – $17,000 from the National Park Service for improvements at the Log House
  • 2015 – $48,000 from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority for the Forgeman’s House renovation
  • 2015 – $6,000 TRIPP grant for the conservation of artifacts
  • 2016 – $1,500 grant from the Society for Industrial Archaeology to conserve the ore cart and stoves
  • 2016 – $14,000 MHAA grant to reanalyze remains from the Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery
  • $1,200 Maryland Humanities mini-grant to support educational programming. 

Grants currently being administered by CFHS include:

  • 2015 – $100,000 bond bill grant from the Maryland General Assembly to restore the Forgeman’s House
  • 2016 – $67,000 AAHPP grant to develop the African American Cemetery interpretive trail
  • 2018 – $90,000 MHAA grant to rehabilitate the Museum of the Ironworker
  • 2018 – $15,000 TRIPP grant from the Tourism Council of Frederick County to develop an orientation video and renovate bathroom and kitchen facilities at the Museum
  • 2018 – $24,440 Andrew W. Mellon grant to design and fabricate museum exhibits
  • 2018 – $8,000 grant from Preservation Maryland to help replace the roof on the Museum with a historically accurate hand-crimped standing seam roof
  • 2018 – $15,000 grant from the US National Park Service Underground Network to Freedom to help fabricate two forensic facial reconstructions of enslaved African workers for the Museum of the Ironworker  
  • 2019 – MHAA grant for $43,600 to restore the main section of the Museum of the Ironworker. 

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