HAMPTON-The National Park Service (NPS) recently awarded more than $9 million for preservation projects at America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Hampton University was among this year’s recipients. NPS handed down $9.7 million for 14 projects.
“These grants enable historic educational institutions to preserve the story of African American education and the campuses where new experiences and stories continue to evolve today,” said Chuck Sams, president of NPS, in a release. “Through the Historically Black Colleges and Universities grants program, the National Park Service supports our HBCUs in the preservation of their historic campus structures and history.”
Hampton University received $750,000 for the Mansion House Preservation Project. The historic Mansion House on Hampton University’s campus was built in 1828 as the home of the Little Scotland Plantation, and later served as the university president’s residence from 1893 to 2022.