The Quileute Tribe is the recipient of the 2020 NPS Historic Preservation Grant. The project was funded through the Tribal Heritage grant program, through the Historic Preservation Fund, and administered by the National Park Service and Department of Interior. State and Tribal Historic Preservation Offices, Certified Local Governments, and nonprofits were eligible to apply for funding to support preservation projects in their jurisdictions.
In a press release on the NPS website, Margaret Everson, Counselor to the Secretary, exercising the delegated authority of the NPS Director said,“ These grants help communities preserve their heritage and foster economic development by revitalizing historic sites and structures, including architectural and engineering services.”
“This grant will assist us with the protection and preservation of our culture and heritage as we are preparing plans for the creation of a cultural and language center,” said Chairman Doug Woodruff. This grant will help us create a cultural center providing preservation and curation of tribal artifacts and related materials and provide interpretive and educational access to these materials to tribal members and to the public at large where appropriate.
This project will develop the planning for the necessary curation and preservation of the artifacts and other materials and will also provide for the planning for implementation of the cultural center in the existing building. “We are committed to ensuring that future generations are aware of their culture and heritage and we are grateful for this funding to provide the foundation for that to happen.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this award, please contact Larry Burtness at [email protected]