Capital preservation grants on the ballot March 2

1691 Clemence-Irons House

On March 2, Rhode Islanders will vote in a special election. A “yes” vote on Question 6 supports authorizing the issuance of $1 million in bonds for the State Preservation Grants program.

State Preservation Grants support the restoration, preservation, and adaptive reuse of public and nonprofit-owned museums, cultural art centers, and public historic sites.

Since it was last funded in 2014, the program has invested more than $10 million in and created hundreds of jobs related to 57 projects at Rhode Island’s irreplaceable historic properties, like the 1691 Clemence-Irons House in Johnston (pictured).

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