As students are preparing to go back to school, Lowe’s and the National Trust are doing the same. Today, they announced nearly $500,000 in grants has been awarded for the preservation and rehabilitation of ten historic schools across the country.
The rehabilitated historic schools will serve central roles in their communities as educational centers, cultural and community centers, and more. For example, the Park Addition School in Cheyenne, WY, will serve as a shelter for victims of domestic violence.
These buildings are important pieces of history in their communities and in America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his first “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Booker T. Washington High School in Rocky Mount, NC.
The Lincoln Creek Day School was built as part of a “New Deal” for Native Americans on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in ID and will continue its rehabilitation project that began with a grant from the National Trust Preservation Fund made possible by the Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation.
Previous years of funding have focused on Rosenwald Schools, and eight were awarded grants earlier this year. Today, Lowe’s and the National Trust are taking their support nationwide to make a difference in as many communities as possible.
Visit our website to learn more about all ten historic school grant recipients and the Rosenwald School grant recipients.