Cass County Historical Society awarded operating support funds from Indiana Humanities with funds from the American Rescue Plan

Last Updated on December 2, 2021 by Cass County Historical Society

The Cass County Historical Society has been awarded an Operating Support Grant of $5,000 from Indiana Humanities with funds from the American Rescue Plan. The historical society is one of 59 organizations across the state to receive operating support funds, which provide funding relief to humanities organizations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over $800,000 in funding, which was administered by Indiana Humanities via Operating Support and Programming/Capacity Building Grants, was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), with funds from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. Last year, Indiana Humanities provided more than $500,000 in similar grants to humanities organizations as part of CARES Act funding.

“We are thrilled and thankful to be a recipient of these operating support funds provided by Indiana Humanities,” said Andrea Melton, executive director of the Cass County Historical Society. “As with most other small museums around the state and country, the pandemic took a toll on the historical society’s ability to keep our museum open and engage with the community and our members. We are soon to open both the museum on E. Market and the new genealogy and research library at 421 E. Broadway. These funds are immensely helpful during this time of transition. I’d like to thank CCHS board member Barbara Stein who took the time to apply for and secure this grant for our organization.”

The Cass County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization committed to preserving our local history and heritage and sharing information and materials we have collected since 1907. Please visit to learn more.

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Historical Society