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Elisabet Ney Museum finalist for preservation grant

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Elizabeth Pagano

City leaders gathered yesterday to announce that the Elisabet Ney Museum has been named a finalist for the 2019 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. According to a press release, “The nationwide campaign showcases the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote, by engaging the public in preserving historic places.” The grants will be awarded to the sites that receive the most votes from the public, and those who wish to cast a vote can vote online through Oct. 29. The press release explains, “The only site in the Southwest to be selected, the Ney celebrates the life and work of Elisabet Ney (1833-1907), a famed sculptor, intellectual, a gender non-conformist, and democracy activist who rocketed to fame in 19th-century Berlin before fleeing persecution in 1871 to Texas.” More information about the grant, and programming that will be held around the grant, can be found on the city’s website.

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