Grant & Loan Awards: Sumter County


Sumter County

Equity Fund: $500,000

Awarded: 12/16/2002

Applicant: Andersonville, City of

Equity funds to purchase an extensive collection of artifacts dating from the 1860's,known collectively as The Drummer Boy Museum. The private collection, often the first stop for tourists visiting Andersonville, anchors 10 other tourist-related businesses. Public ownership and maintenance of the collection will enhance the already strong economic impact of tourism to the region. The application received strong support from neighboring cities and counties for its historic importance as well as the opportunities for regional economic impact through tourism development.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $535,039

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