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Two North Platte attractions among those receiving US bailout grants | Local

Two North Platte attractions were among 70 humanities-focused nonprofits across the state that received US bailout grants.

The Golden Spike Tower and the Lincoln County Visitor Center and Historical Society received grants of $ 14,000 and $ 6,000, respectively.

Humanities Nebraska announced grant recipients on Wednesday.

Four other organizations in the region also received grants, including two in Lexington. The Dawson County Historical Society and Museum and the Heartland Military Museum both received $ 12,000.

In addition, the Robert Henri Museum and Walkway in Cozad and the High Plains Historical Society in McCook received $ 12,000 and $ 3,750 respectively.

Grants totaled $ 655,771 across Nebraska.

The funds were provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

“Each of these organizations is important to the cultural fabric of their community and our state, so their continued recovery from the pandemic is vital for the people who live here,” said Chris Sommerich, executive director of Humanities Nebraska, in the statement. Press.