Congratulations to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) for receiving a $206,933 grant from the Save America’s Treasures program, one of 49 projects sharing $15.5 million in the current round of funding.
According to a news release from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the grant will enable DMNS to inventory, process, and catalog the Jones-Miller Site, a Paleoindian Hell Gap period (ca. 10,500–11,500 years ago) bison kill site. The project team will preserve the Jones-Miller Collection in optimal storage conditions to mitigate physical risks and fully inventory its contents. The review and editing of existing written materials will build a foundation for the publication of a new manuscript about the collection so that it can be accessed by researchers and its story shared with the public.
Established in 1998, the Save America’s Treasures program supports the preservation of nationally significant historic properties and collections across the United States. The program is administered by the National Park Service in partnership with IMLS, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Institute of Museum and Library Services, “Announcing $15.5 Million in Grants to “Save America’s Treasures,” September 20, 2021.
- National Park Service, “National Park Service and partner agencies announce $15.5 million in Save America’s Treasures grants,” September 10, 2021.