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Thronateeska receives grant to digitize historic documents

Thronateeska received a grant to digitize historic documents. (Source: WALB) Thronateeska received a grant to digitize historic documents. (Source: WALB)
Executive Director Tommy Gregors (Source: WALB) Executive Director Tommy Gregors (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Thronateeska Heritage Center is getting help to protect historic documents.

The National Daughters of the American Revolution will donate $2,000 to the Thronateeska Heritage Foundation.

The money will be used to purchase new equipment and to preserve some of their largest and most valuable records, by digitizing them.

Officials at Thronateeska said that saving these public records is important.

"They have a retention schedule in life that they're destroyed at a certain period of time, and so managing those records against those schedules is very important again for the benefit of the public," said Executive Director Tommy Gregors.

The D.A.R. grant program promotes the organization's mission to preserve history.

Hundreds of grant applications are filled out each year, creating a lot of competition for the funding.

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