WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation says it has received a $2 million gift to support its historic architecture preservation efforts.
The historic area received the gift from The Grainger Foundation. The Illinois-based foundation was established in 1949 and has been one of Colonial Williamsburg's most generous benefactors.
Officials say the gift will provide initial endowment funding for Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Architectural Resources Department. The funds will pay for staffing, projects, equipment and training.
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation CEO Colin G. Campbell says the gift provides critical funding as it seeks to meet its obligation to preserve the restored colonial capital for generations to come.
The foundation operates and maintains the preserved 18th century site as an educational and tourist venue.