CCADA Cultural Enrichment Fund

The Cape Cod Antiques Dealers Association established the Cultural Enrichment Fund in 2010. The purpose of this fund is to provide grants to Cape Cod historical associations, museums, cultural centers, and libraries for programs that will add to the public’s appreciation of antiques and heritage.

CCADA Board Member Priscilla Hutchinson presents the 2013 Grant Award to Joanne Lamonthe of the Sandwich Public Library

The grants are awarded within the following guidelines:

  1. Seed money for new projects.
  2. Assistance in completion of a current project.
  3. Acquisition of an artifact, collection, or other object appropriate to the applying institution.
  4. Conservation of a previously owned or newly acquired object.
  5. Support of an educational project.

Each grant will be in the amount of $1000 or less.

 Information for Prospective Applicants

Institutions are invited to apply for the 2015 grants by letter no later than September 15, 2015. The letter should include a detailed description of the project stating what they hope to achieve with the help of the grant. Supporting documents and photographs would be helpful. Proof of 501(c)3 certification is required. The recipients will be notified by November 1, 2015 and awarded in December of 2015.  For further information, please contact Jerrilyn Mayhew, Chairman of the Cultural Enrichment Fund: 781 799 8871 or

2012 grant recipient Andrea Pluhar (center), Wellfleet Historical Society Board Member and Education Committee Member, with Priscilla Hutchinson (left), and Barbara Adams, member of CCADA Board of Directors.


      2013 Grantees

2014 Grant Recipients

Recipients from the eight cultural organizations that were awarded funds during this year’s Cape Cod Antique Dealers Association Cultural Enrichment Fund cycle include: Front row: Nancy Howes, Dennis Historical Society; Tamsen Cornell, Orleans Historical Society; Nancy Rae, Wellfleet Historical Society; Joanne Lamonthe, Sandwich Public Library.  Second Row: Pat Goff, Cape Cod Maritime Museum; Desiree Mobed, Harwich Historical Society; Arthur Crooks, West Dennis Free Library; Randy Hoel, Centerville Historical Museum.

  • Orleans Historical Society – to preserve a water color by Honore Pellegrin of a ship captained by Elisha Cole (1784-1865) of Orleans;
  • Dennis Historical Society – to purchase audio-visual equipment used for educational outreach & handicap visitor access;
  • Wellfleet Historical Society – partial funding for purchase of archival storage materials for their 18th & 19th c. documents;
  • Sandwich Public Library – to conserve six watercolors by Dodge MacKnight, one of the foremost watercolorists of the early 20th century;
  • Cape Cod Maritime Museum – to partial funding to conserve the Bigelow “Kitty” catboat using students from local high schools;
  • Harwich Historical Society – private grant to clean and restore portrait of 20th century woman Harwich author;
  • West Dennis Free Library – to purchase books pertain to ancestry and family geneology.
  • Centerville Historical Museum – partial funding for a pilot program to apply technology to the state-mandated study for 6th graders’ in geography and history.

      2012 Grantees

  •  Historical Society of Old Yarmouth – the conservation of a 1795 town map.

    Duncan Oliver, Trustee of the Old Yarmouth Historical Society, accepts the 2012 grant from Priscilla Hutchinson, Chair, CCADA Cultural Enrichment Committee

  •  Harwich Historical Society- to clean and restore a Charles D. Cahoon painting, “Ice Boating on Long Pond”.
  • Osterville Historical Society-to purchase digital frame for digitized postcard collection.
  • Truro Historical Society-to purchase display cases for Native American artifacts.
  • Wellfleet Historical Society-to  support their educational “Treasure Chest” project.
  • The grants were presented to the recipients January 26, 2013 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

                                                                                              2011 Grantees

  • Jennifer Williams, Executive Director of the Osterville Historical Museum, accepts the 2012 grant from Priscilla Hutchinson.

  • Falmouth Museums on the Green to purchase items for a newly restored bedroom
  • Historical Society of Santuit and Cotuit to preserve and digitally scan a collection of early photographs
  • Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum to protect and frame a recently conserved Civil War “Banner of Volunteers”
  • Yarmouth Port Library to help conserve a ship model in their collection

The grants were presented to the recipients January 26, 2012 at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.