Stewart Indian School auditorium project in Carson City awarded $79,000 grant from Nevada State Historic Preservation Office | NevadaAppeal.com

Stewart Indian School auditorium project in Carson City awarded $79,000 grant from Nevada State Historic Preservation Office

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The Nevada State Historic Preservation Office has awarded $950,000 to fund 15 different historic and cultural preservation projects.

The list includes major projects in Carson City, Douglas, Storey and Churchill counties.

A spokesman said the grant awards were made after review by the Nevada Commission for Cultural Centers and Historic Preservation grant program.

The Nevada Indian Commission will receive $79,000 for work on the Stewart Indian School auditorium and the Fourth Ward School in Virginia City, a perennial recipient from the program, will receive $100,000.

In addition, $95,000 will go to the Thunderbird Lodge Preservation Society at Lake Tahoe and $25,000 to the Douglas County Historical Society for work on the historic Douglas County High School. Fallon Community Theatre was awarded $37,000 for work on the Fallon Theatres.

The Nevada Northern Railway Foundation in White Pine County was awarded two grants: $81,000 for the Nevada Northern Railway Machine Shop and $48,000 for the McGill Depot restoration.

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A spokesman said the program has contributed more than $41 million to nearly 100 projects statewide since its inception in 1993.