"This grant will help more residents and visitors enjoy Gardiner's unique beauty and cultural heritage."
Washington, D.C. (Thursday, September 25, 2008) U.S. Representative Tom Allen, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, today announced that the Department of the Interior has awarded the City of Gardiner a $50,000 Preserve America grant to enhance and promote the cultural heritage of its Downtown Historic District, Kennebec River waterfront, and the surrounding historic neighborhoods.
"Gardiner is one of Maine's historic jewels," said Rep. Allen, "This grant will help more residents and visitors enjoy Gardiner's unique history, beauty and cultural heritage."
To increase visits to these historically and culturally important sites, the project will include the creation of bilingual wayfinding and interpretive signage that connect the historic downtown and riverfront areas. The goal of the project is to further the city's economic growth by unifying, preserving and promoting its cultural assets.