Grant & Loan Awards: Putnam County


Putnam County

Equity Fund: $153,190

Awarded: 06/19/2007

Applicant: Putnam County

Equity funds to restore the old Eatonton/Putnam County Jail into a Law Enforcement Museum. The building is located in historic downtown area of Eatonton and will feature a 1950's jail and other artifacts. The applicant states that the museum will be the home of the regional Judicial Archive, an impressive collection of rare memorabilia spanning the history of law enforcement from 1895 to today. An on-line tour, The History of Law and Order in rural Georgia will further knowledge judicial history. The business plan projects that 60% of revenues would come from membership/admissions and 40% would be generated from grants, sponsorships, special events and other sources. A feasibility study conducted by Georgia Southern states the museum will add a complementary asset to Georgia Lake Counties' rich collection of history and cultural sites.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $492,099

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