FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Miami Valley Veterans Museum Receives Grant from the Miami County Foundation
Troy, OH – October 28, 2016 – On October 18, 2016, Tristan Weis, President of the Miami Valley Veterans Museum accepted a grant from the Miami County Foundation of $3,280. The generous grant will be used to create a new space allowing for research and media presentations in the Museum along with expands our community outreach efforts.
The Museum will purchase several new computers dedicated to research use and for viewing the Veterans History Project interviews. The availability to watch and see over 300 first-hand accounts of military service from veterans in the Miami Valley will now possible at the Museum. The most recent interviews collected by the museum were done in partnership with Edison Community College and the Piqua Foundation. Another volunteer group spearheaded by Robert Shook and Jay Wackler donated over 200 interviews previously.
In addition to the technology upgrades, the purchase made by the Museum enhance our community outreach and engagement efforts. We will be able to bring more robust displays to community events and public meetings and further our mission to bring local veterans’ history to our communities.
The Miami Valley Veterans Museum was established in 2009 as a way to honor, preserve, and perpetuate the contribution that American veterans made while in service. We are open Wednesday and Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm and host a monthly breakfast meeting the first Wednesday of each month that includes guest speakers.
For a full list of other grant recipients please see the article below.
TROY – At its Fall Distribution Celebration on Oct. 18, the Miami County Foundation awarded 95 grants totaling more than $246,000 to organizations and schools throughout the county. “These groups promote the health, education and welfare of our citizens,” said Cheryl Stiefel-Francis, executive director.