22 April 2005: The State of Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries
notified the Pittsfield Township Historical Society that the Society has received a State
and Local Historical Societies Grant. In 2005, the state legislature allocated $100,000
for grants to historical societies. One hundred and fifty grant applications were
received. The Pittsfield Township Historical Society was fortunate to receive about
one-twelfth of this entire allocation -- a grant for $8,000. The grant will go toward
restoration of the foundation and hand-hewn sill beams of the Sutherland-Wilson Barn.