The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council is hosting an information session about its 2020 Natural & Cultural Grant program and the application process at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St., in Meeting Room C.
Projects may include the restoration or preservation of historic structures, agricultural land, prairies, woodlands, waterways and habitats. They also may include themes associated with Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, a local nonprofit. Such themes include Civil War and pre-Civil War heritage, settlement stories before and after the Civil War, pre-settlement history and the enduring struggle for freedom up to current times.
All projects must take place in Douglas County and be completed within two years. Applications are due March 10.
Last year, the Heritage Conservation Council awarded a total of $135,000 in grants to 10 projects.
More info: http://dgcoks.org/hccnews