Arapaho Ranch Field Station receives grant to help tell the full American story

(Riverton, WY) – The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Telling the Full History Preservation Fund announced its award of $25,000 to Maker Space 307. The grant is one of 80 given to select organizations nationwide with projects that helped preserve, interpret, and activate historic places to tell the stories of underrepresented groups in our nation.  

A collaboration of Maker Space 307 and the Arapaho Ranch Field Station will record interviews from Northern Arapaho Tribal Members who worked at the Arapaho Ranch since its purchase by the Northern Arapaho Tribe in 1940. These stories will be used in an interpretive exhibit being curated for the Arapaho Ranch Field Station located on the Arapaho Ranch. This project provides a rare opportunity for American Indians to tell their own stories about their histories connected to place and time.

The interpretive exhibit will be completed by the end of the summer in time for the annual  Alliance for Historic Wyoming Unbarred Tour scheduled for August 26 & 27. 

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The grant was made possible through a one-time $2.5 million grant program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021

“The Telling the Full History Preservation Fund represents the largest number of grants given through a single program at the National Trust,” said Katherine Malone-France, Chief Preservation Officer. “These 80 projects are driven by many dedicated volunteers, staff, and experts, all seeking to expand how we compose the American narrative. We are grateful for the work that they do on the ground and in their communities to reveal, remember, celebrate and illuminate these stories through these extraordinary places.” 

For more information about the Arapaho Ranch Field Station visit arapahoranch.org, to learn more about programs in making visit makerspace307.org.

To see the full list of grantees, go to Telling the Full History: National Historic Preservation Fund.

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