In December 2015 the Knoxville Civil War Roundtable (KCWRT) created the Dorothy E. Kelly Preservation Grant to honor long-time Roundtable member and Past President Dot Kelly for her many years of service to the KCWRT and her tireless efforts towards the preservation of Knoxville’s Civil War history and historic sites. This annual grant, in an amount not to exceed $500, will be given to a group, individual, or organization for a Knoxville Civil War preservation project. Beginning in 2017 and in future years, the annual grant information and application will be included with the East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) Awards of Excellence which are usually announced each February.

The grant information and application is now available through the KCWRT, the KCWRT website (KCWRT.org), our Facebook page, or the East Tennessee Historical Society. All applications are to be submitted in writing to the KCWRT and mailed to P.O. Box 52232, Knoxville, TN 37950-2232, marked “2017 Dorothy E. Kelly Preservation Grant”. Submissions will be reviewed and awarded by the KCWRT. The winner will be announced at the ETHS Annual Meeting on May 2, 2017. The application submission deadline for 2017 is to be postmarked no later than April 17, 2017.

Questions should be submitted by email to Past President Dennis Urban, chiefden34@gmail.com

Click below to download a copy of the application grant:

Final 2017 Application 3-2-17