Congratulations to these Affiliates on their recent accomplishments! Do you have kudos to share? Please send potential entries to Aaron Glavas, GlavasC@si.edu.
The Northampton County Department of Community and Economic Development announced the recipients of the 2019 Hotel Tax Grant Awards. The awards include $20,000.00 to the National Museum of Industrial History (Bethlehem, PA) for its Regional Tourism Marketing Campaign; $15,000.00 to Historic Bethlehem Museum & Sites (Bethlehem, PA) for its Heritage Tours Program and $15,000.00 for its 1750/1761 Moravian Smithy Program.
Cape Fear Museum (Wilmington, NC), in partnership with the New Hanover County Public Library, has received a $1,300 award to present a six-week program series called Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on Our Immigration Experience. The series is a free public program featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed conversation that explores diverse immigrant experiences in American history.
Citizens Bank contributed $25,000 to the African American Museum in Philadelphia to support its 2019 Martin Luther King Weekend Celebration.
The Coastal Discovery Museum (Hilton Head Island, SC) was granted $285,000 accommodations tax money collected from tourists by the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. The funds will be used to promote the educational resources of the Coastal Discovery Museum to both local residents and tourists alike.