Grand Prairie Museum Receives State Grant for Renovation

Mahomet's Museum of the Grand Prairie receives its share of the $15 million grants distributed by the Public Museum Capital grants program.


With the grant money, the museum’s collection of exhibits will undergo improvements to incorporate more natural history features. The museum’s rehabilitation will be supported by the Illinois Jobs Now! grant program.


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