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Willow Hill Center awarded $92,000 grant for digitizing funeral programs
Collection a searchable source of area African American history and genealogy
Courtesy of Willow Hill Heritage & Renaissance Center This program, from the 1988 funeral of Annie Bennett of Portal, shows the kinds of information – such as her nieces and nephews and the several states they resided in – that genealogists and historians can glean from the Willow Hill Center’s collection of roughly 15,000 such programs, being digitized to Georgia Southern’s Digital Commons database.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency, has awarded the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center $92,000.
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