The Community Foundation of West Texas announced grants to three agencies totaling almost $30,000.00. These grants are gifts made possible through the E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation. The E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation was established with a bequest of $348,000 for supporting historic preservation projects in Lubbock and Hale counties. Mr. Matsler’s gift to the Community Foundation of West Texas reflects his roots as the child of a Hale County pioneer family and avid supporter of historic preservation. Because of Mr. Matsler’s generosity, funding will be available from the E. Jay Matsler Trust for Historic Preservation every year for generations to come for a variety of important local historic preservation projects.
Those receiving grants are:
- Lubbock Heritage Society-Underwood Pullman Car Preservation Project
- Ranching Heritage Association-Rolling Stock Exhibit Building
- Slaton Railroad Heritage Association-Early 1900’s Fort Worth & Denver Caboose Restoration