Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR awarded America 250-Ohio grant

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GREENVILLE – In the lead up to America’s 250th anniversary, Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution announced today it received a Trillium Local Activity Grant from the America 250-Ohio Commission for its upcoming project titled, America 250 Darke County Traveling Educational Exhibit.”

The America 250-Ohio grant that we are receiving today will make our vision of promoting Darke County’s history a reality. The project will represent Darke County in museum-grade educational exhibit panels. The panels will illustrate the America 250! Ohio theme “Past, Present, Future”. The exhibit will display different aspects of Darke County. It would be available to all Darke County schools, libraries, museums, the Great Darke County Fair, and any other public display opportunities in 2025 through 2026, and far into the future. The exhibit will also be available outside of the county to those interested. Our vision includes displaying at our state capital and beyond.

“Fort Greenville Chapter would like to thank the America 250-Ohio Commission, Ohio Humanities, and the volunteer grants panel for awarding us with this grant opportunity. It gives us the opportunity to showcase our county history”, said Regent Penny Weaver.

The Trillium Local Activity Grants offer up to $5,000 for projects with a local or community-wide impact. These projects may include exhibitions, interpretative panels, local commemorative programs or activities, local public events, educational, public programs, and smaller digital and documentary media projects. Further information about America 250 Ohio can be found at https://america250-ohio.org/

“The America 250-Ohio Commission congratulates Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR on this grant award. Their efforts in educating the public and honoring Ohio’s illustrious history are deeply appreciated,” said Doug Preisse, co-chair of the America 250-Ohio Commission. “As we near America’s 250th anniversary, these projects will play an essential role in elevating our state’s history and bolstering our communities’ efforts to execute impactful initiatives during such a monumental celebration.”

Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR was one of the 61 recipients chosen from the more than 170 statewide applications during the grant program’s spring 2024 funding cycle. In total, America 250-Ohio, awarded approximately $600,000 in grants to communities and organizations across Ohio as part of the commission’s second funding cycle. Combined with the approximately $400,000 in grants awarded in January 2024, the America 250-Ohio Commission grants program has worked with Ohio Humanities to distribute $1 million in grants to 84 organizations across the state. The grant program was designed to showcase the achievements, struggles, honors, innovations and significance of all people in Ohio from before its founding to the present day.

Themes identified for Ohio’s commemoration of America’s 250th anniversary programming include:

  • Celebrations and Signature Events: Impacting tourism and economic development
  • Ohio Originals: Highlighting points of pride and unity
  • Engaging Youth and Lifelong Learners: Education and Scholarship
  • Inclusive Statewide Engagement: Museums, arts and culture
  • Telling Ohio Stories: Highlighting stories of Ohioans past and present

For more information on Fort GreeneVille Chapter DAR, visit Fort GreeneVille Daughters of the American Revolution | Greenville OH | Facebook. To learn more about the America 250-Ohio Commission’s grants program visit America250-Ohio.org/grants/.

About America 250-Ohio
In 2026, the United States will celebrate its semiquincentennial, which is the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Each state has been encouraged to create a celebration and commemoration of this anniversary to reflect the unique character and contributions of each state to the nation over the past 250 years. Ohio is fully embracing this opportunity. The Ohio Commission for the Semiquincentennial (aka America 250-Ohio Commission or AM250-OH) was created by the Ohio legislature and launched on March 1, 2022. The charge of the AM250-OH Commission is “…to plan, encourage, develop, and coordinate the commemoration of the two-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the United States and the impact of Ohioans on the nation’s past, present, and future.” — Ohio Revised Code (149.309). More information can be found at America250-Ohio.org.

About Ohio Humanities
Ohio Humanities is a statewide nonprofit that shares stories to spark conversations and inspire ideas by hosting programs and awarding grants that support storytellers statewide, from museums to journalists to documentary filmmakers. For more information, please visit our website at OhioHumanities.org.

Visual Assets: Visual assets including the America 250-Ohio Commission and Ohio Humanities logos are available for download here.