Strengthening Owen County Communities
ARTS & CULTURE
Gosport History Museum
Historic Tivoli Theatre
Owen County Art Guild
Owen County Heritage & Culture Center
Owen County Preservations
Vandalia Community Preservation Association
OCCF Supports Arts & Culture
Gosport History Museum: Designated grant from the Gosport History Museum Fund
Owen County Art Guild: Interior building repair and restoration
Owen County Heritage & Culture Center: Historic restoration of steps
Owen County Heritage & Culture Center: Support of operations
Owen County Heritage & Culture Center: Beautification and building repairs
Owen County Preservations, Inc.: Designated grant from the Owen County Preservations Fund
Owen County Preservations, Inc.: Butter machine replacement for the Historic Tivoli Theatre
Owen Valley Band & Guard Boosters: Equipment purchase
Owen Valley Choir Boosters: Scholarships and purchase of equipment
Historic Tivoli Theatre: Designated grant from the Tivoli Theatre Endowment Fund
Vandalia Community Preservation Association: Designated grant from the Flona Everly Query Fund
Past and Present Grant Stories
Preserving Owen County
The Owen County Community Foundation has worked in tandem with multiple non-profits dedicated to preserving Owen County's rich culture and history. Partnerships include, but are not limited to the following groups: Gosport History Museum, Owen County Heritage & Cultural Center, Vandalia Community Preservation Association, Owen County Art Guild, and Owen County Preservations, Inc.
The Flona Everly Query Fund was established in 2008 for the purpose of preserving the historic Vandalia Historical Chapel and the Vandalia Schoolhouse. As a designated purpose fund, the Flona Everly Query Fund has paid out nearly $15,000 to protect these important structures. Such renovations, performed by the Vandalia Community Preservation Association include restoring the bell tower, replacing the front steps, and repainting.
Source: Vandalia Community Preservation Association
The Owen County Community Foundation continues to support the great work of the Owen County Preservations, Inc. group who's most notable project was overseeing the restoration of the Historic Tivoli Theater to it's former grandeur. This project took several years to complete and was funded by the Cook Medical Group. The Tivoli Theater Endowment Fund issues an annual designated grant to ensure that important landmark continues to operate long into the future.
Historic Tivoli Theater Before - Source: Business Wire
Historic Tivoli Theater After - Source: Business Wire
The Owen County Heritage & Culture Center and the Gosport History Museum have received several grants over the years that have aided in museum expansion, remodeling, and support of operations.
Owen County Heritage & Culture Center - Source: OCHC Website
Gosport History Museum
Presenting a grant for beautification to the Board of Directors at the
Owen County Heritage & Cultural Center