Corinth museum restoration funded

By The Associated Press

CORINTH — The city of Corinth has formally accepted a $266,000 Community Heritage Grant to help preserve the Verandah-Curlee House Museum.

The house, built in 1857, was used as a headquarters for both Confederate and Federal generals during the Civil War.

The Daily Corinthian reports that grant is in addition to money already raised for the initial work on a deteriorating foundation.

Restoration funds now total almost $600,000.

Officials say the house’s foundation must be addressed first, followed by the leaky roof.

Officials say the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the U.S. Department of the Interior are reviewing plans, since both state and federal grants are involved.