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DeWitt County Museum Director Celebrating Grant for New Book

The DeWitt County Museum Director is celebrating a grant from a DeWitt County bank that will allow them to write a book on the history of the CH Moore Homestead and some of the stories that make the landmark so special.


Joey Long tells Regional Radio News they received a grant from First National Bank to go towards a nearly $12,000 project of writing a book. She hopes to tell stories of the Homestead and the people that lived there.



As she embarks on this journey, Long anticipates there being lots of revisions made to stories and chapters as she finds and remembers more information. While she has a rough outline of how she wants it to look, she is excited to see it all come together.



Imaging will be a part of the book and Long explains they are incorporating some graphic design into it. She says it will allow them to highlight items and artifacts that often aren't highlighted within the museum.



While there isn't an exact date for the book to be finished or released, Long indicates they are already thinking about the distribution and availability of it. She hopes to have it available locally and for it to be a promotional tool for them.



Long is very excited to take this project on not just for her but because she views it as a great promotion tool for the museum as it begins to circulate.



Long says the contribution from First National Bank is going to allow them to finally get to this up and going as they now have time thanks to COVID and pursue other grant opportunities to see it through.


Long may begin sharing updates of her journey of putting the book together and directs anyone interested in perhaps following that to seek out the CH Moore Homestead and DeWitt County Museum on Facebook for any updates. 

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