The Historic House Receives Funding:
The Missouri Humanities Council (MHC) has awarded a grant of $7,894.00 to the Webster Groves Historical Society in support of the project, “Reconstruction and Industrialization Exhibit Installation”. The MHC is the only state-wide agency in Missouri devoted exclusively to humanities education for citizens of all ages. It has served as a state affiliate of the National Endowment for Humanities since 1971.
This grant will support the building and development of a new exhibit for the Historic Hawken House Museum discussing Reconstruction and Industrialization in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The purpose of this exhibit is to support the existing narrative and to pave the way for new exhibits in the future.
The Historic House Architecture
The Historic Hawken House Museum was built as the home for Christopher and Mary Ann Hawken (Hawkins). Graciously furnished to reflect a post-Civil War home of a gentleman farmer, the Hawken House Museum preserves the artifacts and the stories of the Hawken family’s era.