The Heritage Tourism Alliance of Montgomery County, also known as Heritage Montgomery, awarded more than $18,000 in mini-grants this year to local organizations:
• The town of Brookeville, $2,500 to develop a website for its War of 1812 Bicentennial Celebration.
• The Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture, $2,000 to produce two videos on the community’s Spanish ballroom and Dentzel Carousel.
• The Montgomery County Historical Society in Rockville, $2,500 for an annual history conference.
• The National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville, $1,800 for signage and materials.
• Preservation group Peerless Rockville, $2,500 to produce a brochure to find historic Rockville landmarks.
• The Sandy Spring Museum, $2,500 for its “Extreme Exhibit Makeover.”
Organizations in Boyds, Dickerson and Poolesville also received funding for their projects, events and informational material.
Historic Montgomery’s grant award program has awarded more than $142,000 in the past 10 years. Programs supported by grant funding are designed to contribute to the interpretation, promotion, preservation or research of historical resources in the area.