(JONESBORO, Ark.) -- Arkansas State University announced that it received a grant of $350,000 towards the restoration of the Dyess Colony Administration Building.
This is the third grant the Arkansas Heritage Sites program at the university has received for the project from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council.
"We are grateful to the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for their continuing support of our historic preservation projects," Dr. Ruth Hawkins, director of Arkansas Heritage Sites at ASU, said in a statement. "Already the Dyess Colony and the Johnny Cash home are attracting national and international tourists, even though nothing is open. These funds will enable us to move that much closer to being able to share the complete story of the colony and the Cash family."
According to the university, once completed, the restored building will house exhibits showcasing the history of the Dyess Colony and the impact growing up in Dyess had on Johnny Cash and his music.
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