Sarbanes Helps Secure $150,000 Grants for B&O Railroad Museum and Historic Annapolis
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Sarbanes today announced that the B&O Railroad Museum and Historic Annapolis will each receive $150,000 in grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support new museum exhibits and public education initiatives.
Grant funding for the B&O Railroad Museum will help restore and display B&O #51, the first streamlined diesel locomotive to be put into service. The museum will also conduct regular tours that allow guests to view the restoration process. Grant funding for Historic Annapolis will support a new exhibit, “A History of Annapolis in 99 Objects,” that tells the story of Maryland’s capital through four centuries of historic artifacts.
“The new grant funding made available to the B&O Railroad Museum and to Historic Annapolis will help Marylanders of all ages reconnect with our state’s history,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “By providing guests with rich, firsthand learning experiences, museums are our vessels to the past. And for that reason, I remain committed to supporting the Institute of Museum and Library Services as it continues to make meaningful investments in museums and historical exhibits around the country.”
In December 2015, Congressman Sarbanes wrote a letter to IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn Matthew in support of the B&O Railroad Museums’ grant request.
To learn more about the B&O Railroad Museum, visit: http://www.borail.org/. To learn more about Historic Annapolis, visit: http://www.annapolis.org/. For more information about IMLS’s Museums for American grants, visit: https://www.imls.gov/grants/available/museums-america.