CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — A historic preservation group is giving out $17,000 in grants to projects across Illinois.
Landmarks Illinois announced the New Philadelphia Association in Pike County will receive a $3,500 matching grant to use toward its virtual reality program.READ MORE: At Least 7 People Killed, 45 Wounded In Gun Violence In Chicago So Far This Weekend
The New Philadelphia historic site, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, honors the first town platted and registered by a Black man before the Civil War.
Frank McWorterc platted the property in 1836 and sold lots in the town to purchase children and grandchildren who were still enslaved in Kentucky.
The site was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Other grant recipients include the Morgan County Historical Society, which is receiving $2,500 for window restoration at the Old Post Office in Jacksonville.READ MORE: Man On Tracks Fatally Struck By UP-West Metra Train Near Oak Park
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Landmarks Illinois has announced its latest round of grant recipients, awarding a total of $17,000 to six preservation efforts in Chicago, Jacksonville, Lockport, St. Charles, Pike County and Wood Dale. Learn More: https://t.co/hDAnzbF6cE pic.twitter.com/EOjHoFCcW9
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