Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association Grants
The Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association, founded in 1948, is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of the State. A large portion of each gate admission at our shows is reserved for such endeavors.
2013 Grant Recipient(s):
(List will not be completed until Fall, 2013)
The Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association recently voted to award a 2013 Grant to the FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society, continuing founding sponsorship of the "30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction" to be held at Old World Wisconsin April 26, 2014. The $1,000 will be used by the Wisconsin Historical Society to restore artifacts at Lake Geneva's Black Point Estate, the 1888 retreat of Conrad Seipp, a Chicago brewer.
Recent Grant Recipients are:
Israel Stowell Temperance House, Delavan, Wisconsin, to help in the sealing of the historical site, making it weather tight, vermin proof and secure prior to the beginning of any restoration; $1,000
The Rock County Historical Society, Janesville, Wisconsin, to complete the refurbishment and adaptive re-use of one of a series of exhibit cases to be used in "Treasures of Rock County" showcasing the iconic artifacts and archival items from the RCHS collections; $520
Richfield Historical Society, Richfield, Wisconsin, pledge towards foundation restoration of the Messer/Mayer Mill; $500
New Holstein Historical Society, to create & assemble an 1890s country school display; $1,000
FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society's "30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction" Sponsorship (& repair of two paintings at WHS important to Wisconsin history); $1,000
Hawks Inn Historical Society, Delafield, Wisconsin; to purchase shake shingles for a badly-needed new roof at their 1846 Greek Revival Stage Coach Inn; $1,000
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle; $500
Mineral Point Public Library Building Fund, Mineral Point; $500
Lead Region Historic Trust, Inc.,Shullsburg; $1,000
Friends of the L. D. Fargo Library, Lake Mills; $500
Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, Mineral Point; $500
Mercer Area Historical Society; $800
Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses; $800
The Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association has a 6-decade history of supporting Wisconsin preservation and conservation efforts.
To Make a Grant Application:
For consideration of funding by the Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association, please submit the following:
1. A written request
2. A copy of the mission statement
3. A list of board members
4. Financial records for two years
5. An explanation of how the money will be used
6. A form verifying that the requester is a non-profit organization
Our Association requires the grant be used for a specific public-use area project that will help preserve buildings or objects of historical significance. Funding for plaques and/or to benefit private homeowners or businesses is not available.
An organization cannot submit a grant request in two consecutive years.
Winning entity must make representatives available for photos and press releases.
Requests need to be submitted by July 15 of each year.
Send the above to:
Debbie McArdle, Secretary
Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association, Inc.
6705 Connecticut Trail
Crystal Lake, IL 60012-3125
Black Point Estate Historic Home & Gardens, Lake Geneva, will receive a $1,000 grant from WADA via the Friends of the Wisconsin Historical Society.
Israel Stowell Temperance House, Delavan, Wisconsin, to secure the structure before renovation.
Rock County Historical Society received funding for adaptive re-use of an exhibit case.
$500 was pledged to the Richfield Historical Society towards foundation restoration of the Messer/Mayer Mill.
FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society for continuing sponsorship of their "30th Star Benefit Antiques Auction" to be held April, 2012.
New Holstein Historical Society for a 1890's country school display.
Hawks Inn Historical Society, Delafield, to aid in replacement of roof.
FRIENDS of the Wisconsin Historical Society for founding sponsorship of their April, 2010 "30th Star
Benefit Antiques Auction".