Fort Concho Awarded Significant Grant from Art FoundationPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX – The Art and Eva Camunez Tucker Foundation awarded $31,500 to the Fort Concho Foundation for several projects to assist the fort’s guest services, collections, care, living
history and exhibits. Fort Concho will use the grant award toward the purchase of a new passenger cart, improvements in collections care and storage facilities, new harnesses for the mules and support for a new display in Mess Hall 6 on Native Americans.
The Tucker Foundation was founded in 1993 and has assisted many different cultural organizations in the Concho Valley. Additional funding for these projects will come from the many private donors during the recent "San Angelo Gives" campaign, the fort’s operational budget and foundation and other sources, including a planning grant from Humanities Texas.
“This outstanding award will move us ahead in several key areas as we seek to improve our visitor services, displays and care for our ever-improving collections,” Fort Concho Site Manager Bob Bluthardt said. Bluthardt intends for most of the projects to be completed by the end of this year.
For more information, please contact Fort Concho at (325) 481-2646 or check the
website at fortconcho.com
Get more stories like this by signing up for our daily newsletter, The LIVE! Daily.