STRATTON — The members of the Dead River Historical Society have announced the receipt of a $5,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation of Falmouth, to have display cabinets built on the balcony walls of the museum.

Last summer, exhibits from Dead River Plantation and Flagstaff Village were moved to the upstairs balcony so a walking tour of the drowned villages could be created. It is a work in progress and at this time, displays are in showcases, making viewing the artifacts difficult. The weight of so many showcases is also hazardous to the balcony.

A grant from the Davis Family Foundation in 2008 helped the society install a stair climber to make the balcony walking tour handicapped accessible.

The society’s goal is to make the exhibits easier to view and preserve an important piece of history for future generations.

The Dead River Area Historical Society is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every weekend during July and August.

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