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The Conrad Depot Society Train Museum has received $5,000 through Humanities Montana’s CARES grant program. This rapid-response funding provides general operating support to cultural organizations in the state that have been affected by the COVID-19 health crisis.

This funding will allow the train museum to pay its expenses while it is closed during the COVID-19 health crisis. “It will help us to keep operating our museum as a vital part of our community. We know Montana museums are an important and educational part of all our communities. We are very grateful that we have been awarded this grant,” said treasurer Roger Keith.

The funds are part of the CARES Act passed by Congress in March. The $2 trillion aid package included $75 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities, approximately $30 million of which was sent to 56 state and territorial humanities councils to redistribute to humanities nonprofit organizations in need.

The state humanities councils were chosen to distribute these funds because of their well-established relationships with museums, historical societies, libraries, and cultural institutions that are the cornerstones of some of the most vulnerable and hardest to reach communities.

Humanities Montana is Montana’s state humanities council with a mission to serve communities through stories and conversation. It offers experiences that nurture imagination and ideas by speaking to Montanans’ diverse history, literature, and philosophy. 

For more information, please call Conrad Depot Society Treasurer, Roger Keith at 406-278-3476.

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