April 2013 - The Kellerman Foundation for Historic Preservation awarded its first Historic Preservation grant to Southeast Missouri State University student, Chris Kinder for his work on the Henry Miller house which was constructed circa 1849.
August 2013 - Grant awarded to Kathleen Reynolds, for further evaluation of the Warren E. Hearnes Museum in Charleston, Missouri.
2014 - Grant awarded to Old McKendree Chapel for the restoration of the Handy-Moore log house.
2015 - Board Members David Dickey and Dr. Frank Nickell applied for and received a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council to work with Betty Hearnes and the Warren E. Hearnes Museum in Charleston, Mo.
The grant funded an evening in Charleston for the general public to tour the Warren E. Hearnes Museum on November 7th, 2015; a round table discussion of the Hearnes legacy; a 10 minute DVD of Betty Hearnes created from footage shot in 2014; and production of 2500 tri-fold brochures to be distributed to selected sources such as schools, libraries, and historical societies for educational purposes.
2018 - The Kellerman Foundation applied for and received a grant from the Missouri Humanities Council to begin work on the Nickell Regional Heritage Archive (NRHA). This archive will preserve and digitize the 50-plus year collection of Dr. Frank Nickell.
The grand funded a reception to introduce the NRHA, which was held at Heritage Hall on Feb. 9, 2019, a video which highlighted interviews with Dr. Nickell, as well as colleagues and former students of his on the importance of preserving his collection, and an informational brochure about the Nickell Regional Heritage Archive to be distributed to the public.
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