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A museum project to which UC Riverside is contributing was among 80 projects throughout the United States awarded funds by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, it was announced Thursday.

“The `Telling the Full History Preservation Fund’ represents the largest number of grants given through a single program at the National Trust,” said Katherine Malone-France, NTHP chief preservation officer. “These 80 projects are driven by many dedicated volunteers, staff and experts — all seeking to expand how we understand our shared history.”

“We are grateful for the work that they do in communities across the country to reveal, remember, celebrate and illuminate these stories through these extraordinary places,” she said.

About $2.5 million in grants were distributed across 39 states, according to Malone-France.

She said the money originated from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which received allotments under the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

The UC Riverside-linked project, titled “Envisioning Mission San Gabriel Anew: Toward a Collection-Based & Community-Engaged Museum Gallery,” is part of an initiative by the University of California Regents, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The size of the grant award was not immediately available.

UC Riverside boasts repositories and archives that are used for research at the campus and via online search engines.

The complete list of grant recipients can be found at savingplaces.org/neh-telling-full-history#.Yk8qesjMLIU

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