The Janesville-based Jeffris Family Foundation has helped the Ohio History Connection complete its fundraising goal for the Harding Home Presidential Site in Marion, Ohio.
The foundation issued a $435,000 matching grant contingent on the Ohio History Connection meeting the rest of its fundraising goal of $1.3 million, according to a news release from the Ohio History Connection.
The Harding Home is the original 1920 home of Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States. The project will restore the house to the way it looked in 1920.
The hom is part of the Harding 2020 project, which also aims to construct an adjacent Warren G. Harding Presidential Center. The center is scheduled to open in 2020, the 100th anniversary of Harding’s 1920 election.
In the release, foundation President Tom Jeffris said the Harding Home restoration project is “one of the best projects in the history of our foundation.”