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  • November 30, 2020 11:28 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    This three-part course series, offered in partnership with The Landmark Society of Western New YorkGenesee Country Village & Museum, and the Perry Main Street Association, introduces students to the field of Historic Preservation and Traditional Trades.

    Students will learn about the history of the preservation movement in the U.S., how preservation is helping to revitalize rural communities in the Genesee Valley Region and give voice to often overlooked historic contexts (Native American, African American, women, LGBTQ+). Students will learn about the skills and trades that contribute to the field, and can participate in a hands-on window restoration workshop with a national expert in the field. Through class discussions, readings and guest talks, students will engage with real world problems and opportunities in this dynamic and growing field.

    Who is this for?

    • College or high school students interested in learning more about the field of historic preservation and the traditional trades
    • Professionals currently working in the preservation field, or allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and museums, interested in advancing in their careers.
    • Trades professionals or others with trades skills interested in pursuing a more specialized discipline.
    • Owners of historic homes, anyone interested in historic preservation and working with their hands! 

    These courses can be combined for a full three credits or participants can choose to take any one or two classes. Contact the Center for Integrative Learning (cil@geneseo.edu) at SUNY Geneseo for further information.

    Click here to learn more


  • November 20, 2020 9:00 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

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    AAMG’s 2021 conference will explore how academic museums and galleries are fostering wellness and embracing new understandings of equity in the midst of one of the most challenging social, political, and economic periods in American history. This year’s conference aims to find new paths and solutions to a more just and empathetic world. We invite proposals that address these questions: How are museums and galleries becoming community hubs where emotional, psychological, and identity-centered fairness and solace can be explored, created, debated, and located? How have DEAI initiatives challenged or disrupted your institutional structure and internal practices, including collections, exhibitions, storytelling and teaching, and management? How do academic museums and galleries survive and thrive in this new higher education reality?

    Possible Proposal Topics:

    • Embedding wellness across the institution
    • Adapting and changing priorities for the better to be more equitable
    • Social emotional learning as a foundation for the educational resources 
    • Taking the wellness temperature of museums – are we healthy?
    • Helping our parent institutions address racial and gender justice practices and initiatives 
    • Creating effective political discourse in our communities
    • Expanding audience when embracing health and wellness-oriented programs and resources
    • Overcoming the impact of inequities that have long existed in higher education and society on museums/galleries 
    • Moving our staff, colleagues, students, and audiences from a focus on self-care to an emphasis on community-care

    Types of Proposals Requested

    • SESSION
    • PANEL DISCUSSION
    • BOLD IDEAS
    • ROUNDTABLE
    • POSTER SESSION

    2021 Conference Proposal Information & Guidelines

    SESSION 

    Four presenters speak for fifteen minutes each on a focused topic. There should be time left at the end for Q&A (60 min. presentations/30 min. Q&A). Proposals must include information on the four presenters, one person serving as chair of the session. The chair can also be a presenter or serve as moderator/chair. Sessions are 1.5 hours. 

    Items Needed for your Submission

    1. Title (Maximum of 10 words)
    2. Bio
    3. Headshot
    4. Description (Maximum of 75 words) If the session is accepted, this will be used in the Program*.
    5. Abstract (Maximum of 250 words) Include why your session is innovative and relevant. Describe (up to three) objectives and potential learning outcomes of the proposal. Tell us why your topic and the proposed presentations within this session relate to the 2021 theme of Wellness & Equity?
    6. Intended Audience/Track. Check all that apply (Student & Emerging Professional, Leadership & Management, Education & Community, Collections, Curatorial)
    7. Presenters (200 words). List presenters you have approached to participate in this session and provide a brief description of the topic or contribution they will make to this session. 

    PANEL DISCUSSION 

    Three-four speakers will engage in a moderated discussion. Panel discussions, including Q&A, will be 1.5 hours. (max. 30 min. presentations/60 min. discussion and Q&A). Panels are 1.5 hours.

    Items Needed for your Submission

    1. Title (Maximum of 10 words)
    2. Bio
    3. Headshot
    4. Abstract (Maximum of 75 words) If the panel is accepted, this will be used in the Program*.
    5. Description (Maximum of 300 words) Include why your panel is innovative and relevant. Tell us how your topic relates to the 2021 theme of Wellness & Equity.
    6. Intended Audience/Track. Check all that apply (Student & Emerging Professional, Leadership & Management, Education & Community, Collections, Curatorial)
    7. Presenters (200 words). List presenters you have approached to participate in this session and provide a brief description of the contribution they will make to this panel. 

    BOLD IDEAS

    These single presentations are 5-8 minutes each and will be grouped together, similar to a pecha kucha. These Bold Ideas are intended to showcase everything from the variety of work that you do (case studies) to the big challenges and solutions needed in the field, all with a focus on wellness and equity.

    Items Needed for your Submission

    1. Title (Maximum of 10 words)
    2. Bio
    3. Headshot
    4. Description (Maximum of 75 words) If the session is accepted, this will be used in the Program*.
    5. Abstract (Maximum of 250 words) Describe how your bold idea/story relates to the 2021 theme of Wellness & Equity?

    ROUNDTABLE FACILITATOR

    As the Roundtable Facilitator you will offer a 10-15 minute overview about a topic and your personal or professional connection to it, and then facilitate a conversation with those present. 

    Items Needed for your Submission

    1. Title (Maximum of 10 words)
    2. Bio
    3. Headshot
    4. Description (Maximum of 75 words) If the session is accepted, this will be used in the Program*.
    5. Abstract (Maximum of 250 words) Provide an overview for your discussion and why your skills, experiences, and interests will contribute to your success as a discussion leader, particularly as this relates to the conference theme. 
    6. Co-moderator/s. (Maximum 100 words) If you plan to have others co-moderate, please list them here and a brief description of how their skills and experience will contribute to the topic. 

    POSTER SESSION

    Share your research, demonstrating a connection to the conference theme. These poster sessions offer an opportunity to share 5-10 minute presentations about recent research and discuss the research with attendees. These will be held live during the conference.

    Items Needed for your Submission

    1. Title (Maximum of 10 words)
    2. Bio
    3. Headshot
    4. Description (Maximum of 75 words) If the session is accepted, this will be used in the Program*.
    5. Abstract (Maximum of 250 words) Tell us how your research relates to the 2021 theme of Wellness & Equity.

    Learn more: https://www.eventsquid.com/event/11514

  • November 16, 2020 1:31 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 12, 2020

    Preservation Long Island Announces Call for 2021 Endangered Historic Places Nominations

    Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities. Nominations are open to the public and due FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020.


    Image: Summer Club Clubhouse, Town of Islip in 2018. This site is one of Preservation Long Island’s 2019 Endangered Historic Places. Photo by Dylan Wallace.

    Preservation Long Island, a regional preservation advocacy nonprofit, is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2021 Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP). Nominations are open to the public and can be submitted digitally through the EHPP 2021 portal on Preservation Long Island’s website. All nominations must be received by Friday, December 18, 2020.

    Do you know of an endangered historic place in your Long Island community? Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP) offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities while learning how to use tools like landmark designation, tax incentives, and public outreach.

    Our EHPP listing partners receive technical assistance and advocacy support as they work to preserve at-risk historic places threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to the lack of sustainable long-term stewardship plans.

    EHPP listings are featured on Preservation Long Island’s website and social media. Listed sites may serve as locations for our Preservation in Progress Tour series, which highlights ongoing preservation projects at historic places throughout the region. We also support our listing partners in developing informational materials such as leaflets or brochures outlining the history of a site and its preservation needs.

    Listings are selected by a panel of Preservation Long Island staff, experts in architecture, historic preservation, and other related fields, as well as members of Preservation Long Island’s Board of Trustees.

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    Significance: A nominated site must be historically, culturally, or architecturally significant and may encompass individual buildings, landscapes, structures, or any grouping thereof. However, the nominated site need not be listed on the National/State Registers of Historic Places or designated as a local landmark.

    Threat: The existence and/or integrity of the nominated site must be seriously threatened. In addition to planned demolition, threats can include a pattern of neglect or exposure that will inevitably lead to loss; the planned introduction of harmful factors or insensitive redevelopment that will substantially diminish the context or setting; or inappropriate maintenance/alterations resulting in the loss of material integrity.

    Impact: EHPP listing will have a positive impact on efforts to protect the nominated site. The nomination demonstrates substantive community interest in preservation of the site. Local listing partners are sufficiently organized and prepared to advocate for preservation goals.

    Nomination materials should be submitted online via our website at preservationlongisland.org. Nominations submitted after Friday, December 18, 2020, will not be accepted.

    Please carefully review the eligibility criteria, submission instructions, and nomination checklist. To inquire about the program or nomination process, contact our Preservation Director, Sarah Kautz, at 631-492-4664 x105 or skautz@preservationlongisland.org

    About Preservation Long Island

    Preservation Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Long Island’s diverse cultural and architectural heritage through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections.

    http://preservationlongisland.org

    Preservation Long Island’s advisory and technical services support the work of our local partners in communities across the region. We offer direct consultation and strategic guidance for Long Islanders supporting local preservation projects, including historic resource surveys, local landmark designation, National Register listing, and restoration or adaptive reuse of historic buildings.

    https://preservationlongisland.org/services/

    Preservation Long Island maintains an Endangered Historic Places list, recognizes excellence through our biennial Awards program, develops Special Reports, organizes Preservation in Progress events, and publishes our Preservation Notes newsletter and Blog.

    Preservation Long Island stewards and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history including:

    Joseph Lloyd Manor, Lloyd Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/joseph-lloyd-manor/

    Custom House, Sag Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/custom-house/

    Sherwood-Jayne Farm, Setauket http://preservationlongisland.org/sherwood-jayne-farm/

    Old Methodist Church and Exhibition Gallery http://preservationlongisland.org/methodist-church/

    Contact:

    Andrea Hart, Public Affairs Director, Preservation Long Island

    ahart@preservationlongisland.org; 631.692.4664x108

    Sarah Kautz, Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island

    skautz@preservationlongisland.org; 631.692.4664x105


  • November 05, 2020 8:55 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    NORWICH, N.Y. – The Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) was recently notified that it will receive extended funding as part of the Humanities New York (HNY) CARES Emergency Relief Grants. Earlier this year, CCHS received funds during the original round of these grants, which were provided by the CARES Act and National Endowment for the Humanities to support organizations with a mission focused on the humanities. This funding is designed to be flexible, allowing organizations to allocate as necessary to support pandemic associated costs, adapt humanities programming, and cover personnel expenses.

    HNY reviewed 325 applications from a variety of institutions across the state, requesting a total of nearly $3 million in funding. Of those 325 applicants, approximately 60 percent were chosen for funding, resulting in nearly $1 million of CARES Act support to cultural non-profits across New York. The purpose of these awards is to help organizations stay vital in their communities by allowing them to retain staff, shift programming from in-person to online, and to make resources accessible to those who rely on them. Decisions on grant recipients were made after careful consideration of geographic location, mission, and the importance of reaching underrepresented communities.

    While CCHS has paused traditional programming, the organization has been able to strategically plan for the future and develop creative new ways to accomplish its mission. Virtual programming has grown exponentially, including online exhibit openings and a new “Cooking Historically” series on social media.

    “Thanks to the financial support through a grant like this, the future of our organization looks to be very promising,” said Jessica Moquin, CCHS executive director. “Being a recipient of extended funding through the CARES program is very inspiring. This additional support ensures that the unique cultural heritage of Chenango County will continue to be preserved and celebrated!”

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    Caption: Dedicated to actively sharing local history, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) has utilized virtual resources – including Facebook – to offer programming throughout the current public health crisis. CCHS will receive extended funding as part of the HNY CARES Emergency Relief Grants.

    About CCHS: The mission of the Chenango County Historical Society and Museum is to lead and support the advancement of research, education, and enjoyment of Chenango County history.


  • November 02, 2020 3:44 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    William G. Pomeroy Foundation Opens New Grant Round of NYS Marker Program 


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The next grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation's New York State Historic Marker Grant Program officially opens today, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. 

    This roadside marker program commemorates historic people, places, things or events in New York State within the time frame of 1740-1921. Grants cover the entire cost of a cast aluminum marker, pole and shipping. 

    This grant round covers the following counties in New York State: Fulton, Montgomery, Herkimer, Oneida, Otsego and Schoharie (Region 7); Jefferson, Lewis and Oswego (Region 8); and Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and Onondaga (Region 9).

    The NYS Historic Marker Grant Program is open to local, state and federal government entities, nonprofit academic institutions and 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State. Often, municipal historians or local historical organizations (or related nonprofits) will apply for a marker on behalf of a property owner. 

    Those interested in applying for a marker grant should submit an online Letter of Intent to verify primary sources by Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker. The final application deadline is Monday, Jan. 18, 2020.

    To apply for a grant or review application guidelines, visit the Foundation’s NYS marker program page. A complete grant schedule by region is also on the Foundation’s website.

    Additional Pomeroy Foundation marker programs include the Legends & Lore® Marker Grant Program, Historic Transportation Canals Marker Grant Program, National Register Signage Grant Program and National Women’s Suffrage Marker Program. The Foundation’s website also features an interactive, digital mapwith listings of current markers and plaques.


    About the William G. Pomeroy Foundation

    The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is a private, grant-making foundation established in 2005. The Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. Since 2006, the Foundation has funded more than 1,200 historic roadside markers and plaques nationwide. Grants cover the cost of a marker, pole and shipping. Visit: www.wgpfoundation.org 

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    Contact

    Steve Bodnar

    Communications Manager 

    William G. Pomeroy Foundation 

    steve@wgpfoundation.org 

    315-913-4060

  • October 06, 2020 12:04 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Saving Collections:  Build Your Disaster Plan

    Free Virtual Workshop Series from the Capital New York Alliance for Response

    November 2020 to May 2021

     

    You are invited to participate in an innovative program designed to help institutions like yours build a disaster plan in just six months! Attend four virtual seminars presented by leaders in the field of emergency preparedness and response. Visit our virtual office hours between seminars for an opportunity for consultation and support.

     

    Objectives:

    1. Mitigate the risks to your collections and institution
    2. Build your confidence in emergency preparedness and response
    3. Complete your disaster plan!

     

    Who should attend?

    Administrators and staff responsible for the protection of cultural collections. Priority will be given to participants from the Capital NY Alliance for Response region, which encompasses Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties.

     

    What’s the schedule?

    There are four virtual seminars, which will be recorded and posted to the CapNYAFR website for participants unable to attend them live. Interim homework and virtual office hours will ensure that goals are met, and participants supported.

     

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    Program kickoff and risk assessment

    Presenter:  Stephanie Garafolo, Northeast Document Conservation Center

     

    Monday, January 11, 2021

    Damage assessment, salvage priorities and procedures

    Presenter:  Donia Conn, Independent Consultant

     

    Monday, March 8, 2021

    Recovery procedures and services, working with vendors, insurance

    Presenter:  TBD


    Monday, May 3, 2021

    Wrap-up, testimonials and lessons learned, disaster plan maintenance

    Presenter: TBD


    How do I apply?

    Please submit the attached letter demonstrating your institution’s commitment to your participation and program goals. Participation by two staff members form a single institution is encouraged.

     

    RSVP

    Please let us know by Monday, November 2, 2020 if you wish to participate. Participation is first come, first serve.  

    Questions?

    We’d love to hear from you. Contact us at dhs@nysed.gov.


  • October 01, 2020 2:22 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    Cold Spring Harbor, NY—  Preservation Long Island, a regional preservation advocacy nonprofit, is pleased to announce the United for Libraries Literary Landmark™ designation for one of its historic properties, Joseph Lloyd Manor, an 18th _ century manor house in Lloyd Harbor, NY, and a site of Black enslavement. The designation honors Jupiter Hammon (1711– ca.1806), one of the earliest published African American writers who composed his most well-known works while enslaved at the manor.

    The Literary Landmark™ plaque unveiling and virtual celebration will take place at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 which recognizes Hammon's 309th birthday as well as Black Poetry Day. This will mark the first Literary Landmark dedication to be livestreamed.

    Jupiter Hammon’s life and writings offer an exceptionally nuanced view of slavery and freedom on Long Island before and after the American Revolution. His works are especially significant because most literature and historical documents from the eighteenth century were not written from an enslaved person’s point of view.

    Hammon’s known works include at least six poems and three essays published during his lifetime. At Joseph Lloyd Manor in 1786, he penned “An Address to the Negroes of the State of New-York” and “An Essay on Slavery.”

    “As one of the significant early examples of African American literature before the republic, Jupiter Hammon’s work is a masterful ethical critique on slavery, religion, and humane relationship,” said Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director and Chief Curator of Eastville Community Historical Society and a member of the Jupiter Hammon Project Advisory Council.

    “The designation by United for Libraries validates what we recognized from the beginning, that Jupiter Hammon is a nationally significant individual in history but not many people know about him,” said Lauren Brincat, Curator at Preservation Long Island. 

    “The Literary Landmark designation complements the work of our multi-year Jupiter Hammon Project that aims to engage the site more fully to reflect the multiple events, perspectives, and people that shaped the house’s history, including elevating the voice and history of Jupiter Hammon”, said Alexandra Wolfe, Preservation Long Island’s Executive Director.

    The unveiling event will feature remarks by Rocco Staino, United for Libraries Board Member and Director of Empire State Center for the Book and Irene Moore, Chair, Huntington African American Historic Designation Council. Actor/writer, Malik Work will perform his poem, "An Aria of Pain". The winners of the Jupiter Hammon Essay/Poetry Contest from Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center, South Huntington Union Free School District, will recite their winning entries. Closing remarks will be delivered by Joye Brown, Columnist/Associate Editor, Newsday.

    “One of the advantages of a virtual event and livestreaming of the designation ceremony is that it will be accessible to a much larger audience. We will also have recorded documentation of this celebration of Hammon’s significant accomplishments and contributions to American history and literature that will endure digitally on our website”, said Wolfe.

    To register for the virtual event via Zoom visit:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jupiter-hammon-literary-landmark-virtual-celebration-tickets-91899358455

     

    To view the event via Facebook Live (no registration required), visit Preservation Long Island’s Facebook page on October 17th at 2 p.m.:

    https://www.facebook.com/preservationlongisland/

     

    Jupiter Hammon Literary Landmark Plaque Sponsors:

    Town of Huntington African American Historic Designation Council

    NAACP Huntington Branch
    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.-Sigma Psi Omega Chapter
    Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, Suffolk County Chapter
    The Links, Incorporated, Long Island (NY) Chapter

     

    Jupiter Hammon Essay/Poetry Contest Winners (Silas Wood Sixth Grade Center, South Huntington Union Free School District):

    Esmeralda Benitez Fuentes        

    Christopher Reyes

    Ayberk Isik

     

    About Preservation Long Island

    Preservation Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Long Island’s diverse cultural and architectural heritage through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections.

    http://preservationlongisland.org

     

    Preservation Long Island maintains and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history including:

    Joseph Lloyd Manor, Lloyd Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/joseph-lloyd-manor/

    Custom House, Sag Harbor http://preservationlongisland.org/custom-house/

    Sherwood-Jayne Farm, Setauket http://preservationlongisland.org/sherwood-jayne-farm/

    Old Methodist Church and Exhibition Gallery http://preservationlongisland.org/methodist-church/

     

    About Joseph Lloyd ManorLloyd Harbor, New York

    Completed in 1767 for Joseph Lloyd, the third lord of the Manor of Queens Village, the Joseph Lloyd Manor House was the seat of a 3,000-acre agricultural estate. The British occupied it during the Revolutionary War and it is where Jupiter Hammon, an enslaved man, and the first published African American author, lived and wrote.

     

    About United for Libraries

    United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century.

     

    About the Empire State Center for the Book

    The Empire State Center for the Book is committed to the book in all formats. Interests of the Center include the promotion of the culture of reading, literature, literacy, book arts, and book history throughout New York State. The Center will work with publishers, libraries, museums, educational institutions, scholars, authors, illustrators and other interested parties to enrich book culture for the people of New York. The Center for the Book relies on grants, sponsorships and the contributions of individuals who share the ideals and support the mission of the Center to promote literature, literacy and libraries.

    The Literary Landmark™ program is administered by United for Libraries. More than 150 Literary Landmarks across the United States have been dedicated since the program began in 1986. Any library or group may apply for a Literary Landmark through United for Libraries. More information is available on the United for Libraries website.


  • October 01, 2020 1:21 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    The Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network (DPOE-N) is excited to announce two new opportunities for funding available to cultural heritage professionals and institutions located in the United States and U.S. territories for digital preservation training and hardware support. 


    About DPOE-N Funding

    DPOE-N offers professional development support for cultural heritage professionals to attend online workshops and face-to-face training (when traveling is appropriate) focused on digital preservation and access. Funding can be used within a network of available professional development providers and can cover more than one workshop.

    DPOE-N staff are also available to work with you to develop a professional development program that fits your needs. For more information on professional development support, and to apply, please visit: https://www.dpoe.network/professional-development-support/ 

    DPOE-N has also set aside a modest amount of funding for emergency hardware support to small cultural heritage institutions that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of new hardware to ensure the persistence of digital collections with enduring value. For more information about emergency hardware support, please visit: https://www.dpoe.network/emergency-hardware-support/

    Interested in applying?
    DPOE-N staff is available to help you with the application process and to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at dpoe-n@pratt.edu.

    About DPOE-N

    DPOE-N is a network of training resources available to cultural heritage professionals nationwide to enhance their digital preservation knowledge and skills. We are motivated by the pressing need for libraries, archives, and museums to collect, preserve, and provide access to born-digital materials. DPOE-N is hosted by the Pratt Institute School of Information in collaboration with the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program at New York University (NYU)’s Tisch School of the Arts, and generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


    To learn more about DPOE-N, please visit our website at https://www.dpoe.network/ and follow us on Twitter @dpoe_network.


  • September 14, 2020 1:08 PM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    WATERFORD, NY-- The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is now accepting applications for its IMPACT! Grant program. The grants range from $2,500 to $12,000 and will be awarded to municipalities, not-for-profits with a 501(c)(3) designation, and federally-recognized Native American tribes within the boundaries of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

    Applications are due by Friday, October 23rd.

    “Over the past 12 years, we have awarded 83 grants to communities and non-profit organizations that have spurred $2.35 million in additional investments in heritage preservation, recreation, and education,” said Bob Radliff, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. “We are eager to provide much-needed funding to help organizations get projects off the ground this year.”

    The grant program is competitive, and applications should focus on one or more of five key priorities: showcasing the canal corridor’s distinctive sense of place, protecting canal historic and natural resources, promoting recreational opportunities, creating “must-do” travel experiences, and spurring heritage-based economic growth.

    A one-to-one match consisting of non-federal support is required and the awards are distributed on a reimbursement basis at project completion. Applications are due by Friday, October 23rd. This grant program is made possible with support from the National Park Service and the New York State Canal Corporation.  

    “Our state’s canals helped build the New York we have today, and the IMPACT! Grants program supports Governor Cuomo’s ongoing mission to both preserve the system’s rich history and showcase all that it has to offer New Yorkers,” said Brian U. Stratton, Director of the New York State Canal Corporation. “These grants have helped communities and organizations across the state boost economic activity while safeguarding the critical environments and historic sites along our canals, and during this exceptionally difficult time for New York, we are thrilled to once again support these efforts in partnership with the Heritage Corridor and the National Park Service.”

    Applicants are strongly advised to contact program staff to discuss proposed projects prior to submitting an application. Please contact: Andy Kitzmann, 518-237-7000 x201, andy_kitzmann@partner.nps.gov

    Learn more:  www.eriecanalway.org/resources/grants 

    ABOUT THE ERIE CANALWAY
    Nearly 200 years after its construction, the Erie Canal remains an iconic symbol of American ingenuity and determination. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor works to preserve the Nation’s extraordinary canal heritage, promote the Corridor as a world-class tourism destination, and foster vibrant communities connected by more than 500 miles of waterway. It achieves its mission in partnership with the National Park Service, New York State agencies, non-profit organizations, local residents, and more than 200 communities across the full expanse of upstate New York.
    www.eriecanalway.org 

  • September 08, 2020 9:58 AM | Megan Eves (Administrator)

    William G. Pomeroy Foundation® Now Accepting Canal Marker Grant Applications Online


    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The next grant round of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s Historic Transportation Canal Marker Grant Program officially opens today, Friday, Sept. 4.

    This roadside marker program commemorates the historical significance of transportation canals in the United States. Grants cover the entire cost of a cast aluminum marker, pole and shipping.

    Canal marker grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state and federal government entities within the United States. Often, municipal historians or local historical organizations (or related nonprofits) will apply for a marker on behalf of a property owner.

    Those interested in applying for a marker grant should submit an online Letter of Intent to verify primary sources by Friday, Oct. 16. Primary source documentation is necessary to support the text on a marker. The final application deadline is Monday, Nov. 16.

    Canal markers must be installed near an existing or former canal site and recognize a historical fact that occurred more than 50 years before the year of the grant application. Currently that year is 1970.

    The colors of the markers in this program are light blue with black trim and lettering. Grant applicants have the option of selecting between two canal-themed logos.

    To apply for a grant or review application guidelines, visit the Foundation’s historic canals webpage: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/historic-canals/

    About the Pomeroy Foundation

    The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is a private, grant-making foundation established in 2005. The Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history; and to raising awareness, supporting research and improving the quality of care for patients and their families who are facing a blood cancer diagnosis. To date, the Foundation has awarded over 1,100 roadside markers and plaques nationwide. Visit: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/

    Twitter: @wgpfoundation
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WGPFoundation
    YouTube: William G. Pomeroy Foundation

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    CONTACT

    Steve Bodnar

    Communications Consultant

    William G. Pomeroy Foundation

    steve@wgpfoundation.org

    315-913-4060


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