ABRAHAM LINCOLN LIBRARY AND MUSEUM RECEIVES EAST TENNESSEE FOUNDATION GRANT
September 9, 2011 - Harrogate, Tennessee – Lincoln Memorial University’s (LMU) Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) received a $2,500 grant from the East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) earlier this week. ETF is awarding 25 grants to celebrate its 25th anniversary of thoughtful giving.
The ALLM was selected as the recipient from Claiborne County. ETF is awarding one such grant in each of the 25 counties it serves. The overall objective of the 25th Anniversary Celebration is to bring greater awareness and understanding throughout East Tennessee of how ETF works with donors and through nonprofits in the region and how each person in the service area can have a relationship with the Foundation.
ETF Senior Vice President for Programs and Regional Development Terry Holley presented the award to Museum Director Thomas Mackie on Tuesday. Holley noted in her presentation that ETF and ALLM have partnered in the past to support a variety of educational and cultural programs. The Museum is a unique treasure in this region and ETF has supported efforts to promote public awareness and appreciation of LMU’s historical legacy of documentary resources relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War era and regional Appalachian history.
“We will use the grant to complete one of our public programs for this year,” Mackie said. “It feels great to receive this recognition from the East Tennessee Foundation. We’ve have enjoyed our partnership and are proud to be a part of the Foundation’s good works.”
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is located on the historic campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Housing one of the top five Lincoln and Civil War private collections in the world, the Museum is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about this and other programs at the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, call 423-869-6235.
CAPTION: Lincoln Memorial University’s Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum was awarded a $2,500 grant from the East Tennessee Foundation this week. Pictured during the presentation are Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Philip Supina, Administrative Assistant for the Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts and Science Laura Mackie, University Archivist Michelle Ganz, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Assistant Director and Curator Steven Wilson, East Tennessee Foundation Senior Vice President for Programs and Regional Development Terry Holley, Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Director Thomas Mackie, President B. James Dawson, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Evelyn Smith, Lincoln Historian and Professor of History Charles Hubbard and Vice President for Academic Affairs Clayton Hess.
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