Washington, DC – Today, Senators Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and John F. Kerry (D-Mass) and Representative Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) announced a $75,000 grant for the Captain Forbes House Museum in Milton, Massachusetts. Captain Robert Bennet Forbes spearheaded the expansion of US trade with China in the 19th century.  His home is now a National Historic Landmark. This grant will be used to replace the deteriorated roof on the carriage house of his National Historic Landmark Home.
Senator Kennedy said, "I’m thrilled that this unique treasure will be restored for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. The people of Milton have always played an vital role in the history of the Commonwealth, and now this important piece of history will be preserved.”
Senator Kerry said, "The Captain Forbes House Museum holds a special place in Milton's history, and I'm happy that we could work to make these funds available to preserve this important landmark. With these preservation efforts, the people of Milton and all across the state will be able to enjoy the museum for generations to come."
Congressman Stephen F. Lynch said, "This grant is good news for the Town of Milton. I am pleased that the Department of Interior recognized the town's commitment to honoring its past, and its role in our nation's history. Now, this historic landmark will be preserved for future generations of Milton residents and visitors to Milton alike."
The funds are among $14.89 million awarded to 61 projects in 29 states and the District of Columbia. The funds are provided under the fiscal year 2005 U.S. Department of Interior’s Save America’s Treasures grants program which preserves nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites.  A dollar-for-dollar non-Federal match is required.  The National Park Service administers the grants in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.