The Willa Cather House and the Antonia Farmhouse would be allowed to get grants for preservation and restoration with a bill that advanced Tuesday in the Legislature.

The bill (LB379) allows the Department of Economic Development to use the Civic and Community Center Financing Fund for needed updates.

The fund for the improvements would be administered by the Nebraska State Historical Society. The bill advanced from first round on a 31-0 vote. 

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