Senator Crowe announces grant awarded to Butler and Watauga Valley Heritage Association

Published 9:10 am Friday, December 1, 2023

NASHVILLE – Senator Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) today announced the Butler and Watauga Valley Heritage Association has been awarded a $25,000 grant for capital improvements and maintenance.
The grant is part of a highly competitive process. In total, the Tennessee State Museum received 170 applications, totaling $12.5 million in funding requests for the $5 million appropriation. The Museum made full or partial awards to 108 museums across the state, representing 58 counties.
“I’m pleased this grant has been awarded to this important community resource,” said Crowe.
“My Crowe family roots are from old Butler that was flooded and became what is now Watauga Lake. This funding will help preserve our community’s history and keep it accessible for locals and visitors alike. I thank the Tennessee State Museum for the appropriation in this competitive grant cycle.”

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