CFHS has a long and successful record of responsibly administering state and federal grants.  Grants currently being administered by CFHS include:

  • 2021 – $2,917 Tourism Council of Frederick County Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product Program (TRIPP) Grant to fund development of a driving tour and brochure for “The Iron Road: Driving Tour of Historic Furnaces in Maryland and Pennsylvania”
  • 2021 – $75,000 MHAA “Dirty and Dangerous: The Heritage of an Iron Village and “Finish It! Museum of the Ironworker Restoration/Renovation Phase III”
  • 2021 – $4,159 Tourism Council of Frederick County Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product Program (TRIPP) Grant to fund out of county and out of state advertising of Catoctin Furnace
  • 2020 – $17,600 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grant to fund rehabilitation of the Collier’s Log House
  • 2020 – $50,000 Maryland Bond Bill to complete construction/restoration of the Museum of the Ironworker
  • 2020 – $1,200 Maryland Humanities mini grant to fund “Stories of Slavery, Songs of Freedom: Exploring the Experience of Slavery in Maryland” with Jubilee Voices
  • 2020 – $3,864 Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Mini Grant to fund the purchase of heritage clothing for living history programs
  • 2020 – $5,150 Maryland Humanities CARES Act Emergency Relief Grant to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2020 – $19,500 MHAA COVID -19 Emergency Operating Support Grant to fund programs to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2020 – $29,410.70 National Endowment for the Humanities CARES grant to develop “Heritage Site Resilience: Using Digital Humanities at Catoctin Furnace, Maryland”
  • 2020 – $38,540 MHAA grant to support “Forged in Bone: Facial Reconstructions of Catoctin Furnace’s Enslaved Workers”
  • 2020 – $17,600 MHAA grant to rehabilitate the ca. 1810 Collier’s Log House
  • 2019 – $15,000 Delaplaine Foundation grant for exhibits in the Museum of the Ironworker
  • 2019 – MHAA grant for $43,600 to restore the main section of the Museum of the Ironworker. 
  • 2018 – $24,440 Andrew W. Mellon grant to design and fabricate museum exhibits
  • 2016 – $67,000 AAHPP grant to develop the African American Cemetery interpretive trail

Previous grants include:

  • $1,200 Maryland Humanities mini-grant to support educational programming. 
  • 2019 – $3,500 Maryland State Arts Council Creativity grant to publish “Catoctin SlaveSpeak”, a collection of narrative poems inspired by the Catoctin Furnace cemetery
  • 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 – $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  
  • 2016 – $14,000 MHAA grant to reanalyze remains from the Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery
  • 2016 – $1,500 grant from the Society for Industrial Archaeology to conserve the ore cart and stoves
  • 2015 – $100,000 bond bill grant from the Maryland General Assembly to restore the Forgeman’s House
  • 2015 – $6,000 TRIPP grant for the conservation of artifacts
  • 2015 – $48,000 from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority for the Forgeman’s House renovation
  • 1983 – $17,000 from the National Park Service for improvements at the Log House
  • 1981 – $50,000 from the Maryland Historical Trust to restore the Collier Log House