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Bond Foundation awards Neville Public Museum Foundation a $10,000 Grant

The Leon H. & Clymene M. Bond Foundation awarded the Neville Public Museum Foundation a $10,000 grant on May 5, 2017. The grant money was for the exhibit Estamos Aqui: Celebrating Latino Identity in Northeast Wisconsin. This exhibit connected the residents of Northeastern Wisconsin with the emerging and diverse Latino communities that have settled into the region. The exhibition was developed collaboratively with a committee of engaged Latinos and museum staff members and educated audiences about the contributions, diversity, and growth of the Latino population.

The exhibit included a replica of the Saldana family home. The Saldana family were Latino migrants that worked at the Bond Pickle Company in Oconto, Wisconsin. The Neville Museum hopes the exhibit will help build cultural bridges in the region by more widely telling the Latino story and publicizing the contributions of the population.