Awards and Grants

Richard S. Brownlee II

Richard S. Brownlee

Richard S. Brownlee Grant

The State Historical Society of Missouri honors a long-time former Executive Director, Dr. Richard S. Brownlee, by making grants available in his name to help Missouri cultural heritage institutions preserve and provide access to local history. Brownlee Grant awards will be made for up to $500 per calendar year. A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded each year.


Brownlee Grants are available in three focus areas:


Grants are available to Missouri cultural heritage institutions, with preference to be given to local historical societies.


For the grant period beginning January 2019 and ending December 2019:

For additional information or questions, please email

Grant Application