Local Historical Preservation Grants Offered

The Traill County Historical Society annually offers grants to non-profit organizations in the county willing to undertake historic preservation projects.

Requirements for the grants specify that the historic preservation work involve a project in Traill County. Non-profit groups are eligible for one grant per year and must use the grant within a year or return it. Groups are asked to provide an in-kind or cash match of 20 percent of the grant, which can include in-kind labor.

Past projects have included restoration work at the Caledonia and Quincy cemeteries; Hillsboro’s Union Block (Hillsboro Community Partnership); the old Buxton Bank building (“Buxton in Bloom”); Mayville State University’s Northwest Hall (now the Edson and Margaret Larson Alumni and Leadership Center); Mayville Public Library; Goose River Heritage Center in Mayville; the log cabin warming house in Hillsboro’s Woodland Park and the city's caboose in Railroad Park; Zoar Free Lutheran Church of Hatton; and the Hatton-Eielson Museum.

The $5,000 annual funding for the grant program is provided through Traill County.

Grant recipients are chosen by a selection committee of two TCHS board members, a county commissioner and two Traill County residents chosen at-large.

For more information about the grant program, contact Bruce Bowersox at 701.430.1519.


Traill County Historical Society
PO Box 173
Hillsboro, ND 58045