The Trenton Historical Museum could be back to its former glory sooner than expected.
Trenton Historical Preservation received $70,000 Monday after council members voted in favor of allocating a large portion of the 2013-14 Wayne County Community Development Block Grant for the purpose of fixing up the aging museum.
Councilperson Timber Baun-Crooks said she liked where the money is heading.
"It's going to preserve a great history of Trenton and I am so relieved that they're going to use their money toward that (museum)," Baun-Crooks said.
Museum Curator Ruth Ann Brewer said the museum needs several crucial repairs including problems with the foundation and 20 new windows.
Museum curators raised over $17,000 during a museum fundraiser in 2012, but Brewer said the money raised was nowhere near what is needed to restore the museum. Money raised in the fundraiser and all of the grant funding will be used for repairs.
In 2012, Trenton officials debated as to whether or not they should allow the building to be demolished, but the idea was dropped after museum curators began raising money to fix the aging building.
Trenton received $100,000 in total grant funding. Senior Services Transportation will receive $20,000 and $10,000 will be used for Administration.