Heritage Area grant goes to Sloane-Stanley
KENT — The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area recently announced the recipients of its annual Heritage Partnership Grant Program. Recipients share $73,000 in grant awards, and include nonprofit organizations in the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area, a 29-town region of Northwest Litchfield County and Berkshire County.One grant went to Sloane-Stanley Museum, in conjunction with the Connecticut Mining Museum and the Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, to develop a program of signs to interpret the Kent Iron Works ruins along an existing trail on their adjoining properties.Eligible projects for the grants included physical trails and thematic heritage trails. All of the funded trails programs must be accessible to the public, and offer a meaningful heritage experience to visitors.The Sloane-Stanley Museum is located at 31 Kent Cornwall Road (Route 7) north of the Kent town center. The museum can be reached at 860-927-3849. The Connecticut Museum of Mining and Connecticut Antique Machinery Association are at the same address and can be reached at 860-927-0050 or found online at www.ctamachinery.com.