September 02, 2009

SENATORS CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $50K FOR CAROLINE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) announced today that Caroline County Historical Society has been awarded a $50,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development grant to help preserve five small, one room historic buildings.    Once restored, the buildings will serve as tourist information stops at various locations throughout Caroline County.  

 

"Caroline County has a rich history and culture and this grant will help the County attract more tourists and develop its economic base," said Senator Cardin.   "This restoration and relocation of the buildings into informational sites will help Marylanders and tourists from across the country learn more our Eastern Shore region."

 

"Caroline County has a rich and vibrant history and has been home to some of the nation's very notable historical figures ," Senator Mikulski said. "I'm so proud this grant will help preserve and protect Caroline County's historic treasures for generations to come."

 

 The grant will provide funding to refurbish and relocate the five historic buildings along scenic byways, heritage trails and rails-to-trails routes.   The buildings will serve as visitor and information centers in Caroline County.   The restoration is currently underway and the project is expected to be completed by fall 2009.