Wes Hickman or Kevin Bish
-- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Hunley will receive $700,000 in funding from the Department of Defense’s Legacy Resource Management program.
Working closely with the Department of Defense, U.S. Representative Henry Brown (R-South Carolina), and the Friends of the Hunley Commission, Graham was able to secure this funding.
Graham and his staff remained in daily contact with Defense Department officials to ensure success in obtaining the money.
“I am proud to have been a part of protecting this piece of American history. The Hunley is a historically unique artifact that is an object of interest to the people of South Carolina and the nation,” said Graham. “I’m pleased I was able to secure funding for this worthwhile project.”
The funds will go toward continued archeological management and conservation of the Hunley.
The purpose of the Legacy program is to "promote, manage, research, conserve, and restore the priceless biological, geophysical, and historical resources which exist on public lands, facilities, or property held by the Department of Defense."