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American Writers Museum Takes Step Forward

Grant is next step in establishing first national museum on American writers


 CHICAGO -- The American Writers Museum Foundation announced today that it has received a grant from the Exelon Corporation which will enable the foundation to take an important next step in establishing the first national museum in the United States focused on American writers.
According to Malcolm E. O'Hagan, president of the American Writers Museum Foundation, the two-year Exelon grant will enable the foundation to conduct vital research into requirements related to the first phase of the museum as set forth in its recently published concept plan.
"Exelon is proud to help bring the American Writers Museum another step closer to reality," said Steve Solomon, Exelon vice president of corporate relations. "The museum is consistent with our work to improve the quality of life and enrich the community, including supporting arts and culture. The research Exelon is funding represents a milestone in advancing the American Writers Museum Foundation's important work."
Exelon has a strong tradition of community giving and supports institutions which seek to make arts and culture more accessible to a wider audience. The company is the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with approximately $33 billion in annual revenues. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon operates in 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Exelon has one of the cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets and one of the largest retail customer bases in the United States.
The mission of the American Writers Museum Foundation is to establish the first national museum in the United States dedicated to engaging the public in celebrating American writers and exploring their influence on our history, our identity, our culture, and our daily lives. Learn more at