Friday, October 28, 2011

SRS Heritage Foundation Receives Grants

The SRS Heritage Foundation was notified in July 2011 it had received two Accommodation Tax Grants from Aiken County. The larger grant of $15,000 will be used to complete the design of exhibits for the proposed Ellenton Heritage Trail. This study will use historical material collected by the Savannah River Archaeological Research Project and the Foundation's Ellenton Trail Committee to develop themes, narratives, and signage for the trail, which will be educational and enjoyable for visitors.
The second grant of $5,000 will allow the Foundation to begin collecting video interviews of people associated with the early days of SRS. These videos of employees and people who lived near the Site in the early 1950s will be archived and used in a video that was requested by local teachers who worked with the Foundation on the video "Displaced".