The Watson-Brown Foundation Junior Board -- Thomson Chapter -- is pleased to announce that it is awarding a grant to the Augusta Heritage Academy, Inc., in the amount of $7875.00 to assist with restoring the second floor of the Houghton School building for use as classrooms and student spaces.
Heritage Academy, located in the restored Houghton School at 333 Greene St, Augusta, is an independent school offering a quality Christ-centered education to children of diverse economic, racial and ethnic backgrounds, empowering them to become a positive influence for Christ in this community and around the world. Heritage Academy has an intentional mission to the children of low-income families.
Other grants made by the Junior Board this year include: preservation funding to the Robert Toombs Historic Site in Wilkes County ($10,500), historic marker funding to the Edgefield Community Development Association ($2625), and restoration funding to the North Wilkes Museum & Archives ($12,000).
The Watson-Brown Foundation supports historic preservation in part through its Junior Board, a talented group of local high school students whose exclusive mission is to help preserve local history through a grant making process. The Junior Board's past preservation projects have included the conservation of grave markers at the historic Wrightsboro Cemetery, conservation of a founder's painting for Burke County, and restoration of a grist mill for the Lincoln County Historical Society.