Grant awarded to digitize local newspapers

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. Extra Extra, read all about it!

The Cottage Grove “Partners In History” groups have received grant funding to further their efforts to digitize the local newspapers. Thanks to the Woodard Foundation the group will be able to digitize another 14,000 pages. This generous grant will add almost 30 years to the availability of our local newspaper, the Cottage Grove Sentinel, to be read online.

The Cottage Grove Community Foundation also awarded a grant for this project and the Partners In History collectively thanks them for their continued support of the project. This is a wonderful gift to researchers, students and the curious.

If anyone would like to learn more about the Oregon Historic Newspaper Project or how to effectively use the website contact the Cottage Grove Genealogical Society, [email protected]. One on one help is available Wednesday through Friday 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.

This effort is ongoing and if you are interested in helping fund more digitization, you can make a donation to: Cottage Grove Museum, c/o Newspaper Digitization Fund, P.O. Box 142, Cottage Grove, OR 97424.

Together we can preserve our history for future generations!

Partners are Cottage Grove Genealogical Society, Cottage Grove Museum, Cottage Grove Historical Society, Cottage Grove City Library, The Oregon Historical Aviation Society and Museum, Bohemia Gold Mining Museum, and Singing Creek Educational Center.