NASHVILLE -- State Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Representative Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) said today that they have been informed by Secretary of State Tre Hargett that the Cannon County Archives will receive an archives development grant. The $2,500 grant will be used for a map cabinet and boxes for preservation, arrangement and description of historic records.
"This is good news for our Cannon County Archives," said Senator Pody. "Many area citizens utilize the archives to research their heritage and look at the historical identity of our communities. The next generations won't know the history of the county unless we preserve it. These funds help in that effort. I congratulate our local officials for their work on helping secure these funds and was happy to support their application."
"I appreciate Secretary Hargett and his staff for their investment in our community and our local archives," said Representative Boyd. "This funding will help us better protect our important historical information and improve access to it so our citizens will always be able to learn about the important events that shaped the rich narrative of Cannon County."