GHHN Serving Museums, Historical Sites and Documentary Heritage Keepers in New York State Greater Hudson Heritage Network serves member cultural organizations, their staffs, their boards and their communities in celebrated counties of the greater Hudson Valley - Metropolitan region, offering technical assistance, a resource network and professional development opportunities to advance the work of historians, historic house museums, heritage centers, historic sites, archives and libraries in this National Heritage Area.

History keepers are multifaceted and multicultural. They are archaeologists, architects, archivists, conservators, curators, educators, filmmakers, genealogy researchers, interpreters, preservationists, public historians, volunteers and all manner of consultants! GHHN's members collect, preserve and interpret the region's story in a diversity of sites amid urban, suburban and rural settings that s

History keepers are multifaceted and multicultural. They are archaeologists, architects, archivists, conservators, curators, educators, filmmakers, genealogy researchers, interpreters, preservationists, public historians, volunteers and all manner of consultants! GHHN's members collect, preserve and interpret the region's story in a diversity of sites amid urban, suburban and rural settings that s

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09/10/2021

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Join the Museum Association of New York at Locust Grove Estate this September for their Mid-Hudson Partnership Forum! In...
09/10/2021

Join the Museum Association of New York at Locust Grove Estate this September for their Mid-Hudson Partnership Forum! In this multi-presentation forum, museum professionals will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and spend valuable time with colleagues in a small group setting.

Presentations include:
All the World's a Stage–Even Your House Museum! Featuring speakers from Historic Cherry Hill, Discover Albany, the North East Theatre Ensemble, and Schenectady County Historical Society who will share lessons learned with museums and artists collaborate and how these relationships have enhanced the visitor experience.

In Harm's Way: Communities Respond to Extreme Weather Featuring speakers from New York Folklore, Long Island Traditions, Paul Orselli Workshop, and Schoharie County Historical Society and Old Stone Fort who will share hey found commonalities and differences in the ways communities responded to extreme weather events in a multi-year project that documented the impacts of severe weather in our state.

Podcasting for Cultural Organizations: A Crash Course Featuring speakers from Humanities NY Amended Podcast–Host Laura Free and Producer Reva Goldberg who will walk participants through the creative and practical considerations that go into podcasting.
Registration includes lunch and museum admission.

The Partnership Forum is on Wednesday, September 22 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. $25 for MANY members and $30 for non-members.

Click here to learn more and to register https://nysmuseums.org/Mid-Hudson-Partnership-Forum

Join the Museum Association of New York at Locust Grove Estate this September for their Mid-Hudson Partnership Forum! In this multi-presentation forum, museum professionals will have the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field and spend valuable time with colleagues in a small group setting.

Presentations include:
All the World's a Stage–Even Your House Museum! Featuring speakers from Historic Cherry Hill, Discover Albany, the North East Theatre Ensemble, and Schenectady County Historical Society who will share lessons learned with museums and artists collaborate and how these relationships have enhanced the visitor experience.

In Harm's Way: Communities Respond to Extreme Weather Featuring speakers from New York Folklore, Long Island Traditions, Paul Orselli Workshop, and Schoharie County Historical Society and Old Stone Fort who will share hey found commonalities and differences in the ways communities responded to extreme weather events in a multi-year project that documented the impacts of severe weather in our state.

Podcasting for Cultural Organizations: A Crash Course Featuring speakers from Humanities NY Amended Podcast–Host Laura Free and Producer Reva Goldberg who will walk participants through the creative and practical considerations that go into podcasting.
Registration includes lunch and museum admission.

The Partnership Forum is on Wednesday, September 22 from 10 AM - 4 PM at Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie. $25 for MANY members and $30 for non-members.

Click here to learn more and to register https://nysmuseums.org/Mid-Hudson-Partnership-Forum

❤️Museums are good for you!❤️——“A three-month-long trial has been established in the country’s capital city, Brussels, w...
09/07/2021
Museum Visits Prescribed to Combat Covid-Related Stress

❤️Museums are good for you!❤️

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“A three-month-long trial has been established in the country’s capital city, Brussels, which will mean doctors can write prescriptions that include museum trips to help to rebuild patients’ mental health.”

Medical professionals in Belgium have been told that they will be given permission to prescribe visits to museums in an effort to deal with a...

Emergency Connectivity Fund
09/05/2021
Emergency Connectivity Fund

Emergency Connectivity Fund

Helping Schools and Libraries Close the Homework Gap Helping Schools and Libraries Close the Homework Gap A Second ECF Application Window Will Open on Sept 28 FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel provides an overview of the Emergency Connectivity Fund. More ECF Video: Got a Minute? ECF by the N...

09/03/2021

Join our friends at Orange County New York Arts Council at Storm King on 9/14 for Hudson Valley Creative Impact - it's sure to be an incredible event! Information and registration link below!

09/01/2021
Ramble 2021

From our friends at the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area:
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The Hudson River Valley Ramble is an annual event series that celebrates the history, culture and natural resources of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. This year, the Ramble is back with over 100 events for everyone. Check out the 2021 events:

New York State Council on the Arts/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program applications are due TODAY, 9/1/2021 by 11:...
09/01/2021

New York State Council on the Arts/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program applications are due TODAY, 9/1/2021 by 11:59 PM! GHHN staff are standing by for last minute questions.
http://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html

New York State Council on the Arts/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program applications are due TODAY, 9/1/2021 by 11:59 PM! GHHN staff are standing by for last minute questions.
http://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html

🚨Don’t Forget🚨: Applications are due on Wednesday, 9/1/2021 for the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program! ⠀⠀H...
08/30/2021

🚨Don’t Forget🚨: Applications are due on Wednesday, 9/1/2021 for the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program! ⠀

Have last minute questions about your application? GHHN staff are standing by to answer any questions you might have - give us a call at 914.592.6726 or email us at [email protected]. ⠀

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The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau & Suffolk counties and New York City. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.⠀

For more information about the grant program, visit: http://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html

🚨Don’t Forget🚨: Applications are due on Wednesday, 9/1/2021 for the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program! ⠀

Have last minute questions about your application? GHHN staff are standing by to answer any questions you might have - give us a call at 914.592.6726 or email us at [email protected]. ⠀

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The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau & Suffolk counties and New York City. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.⠀

For more information about the grant program, visit: http://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html

08/25/2021

There’s just ⏳ONE WEEK LEFT⏳to apply for the 2021 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program! ⠀

Have questions? Make sure to check out our new informational videos or give us a ☎️ at 914.592.6726!⠀

Due to COVID-related restrictions, we have not been able to present the in-person informational workshops for the Conservation Treatment Grant Program. Instead, we have taken the information and recorded these short videos to introduce the grant program, application process, and the most commonly asked questions about the program. Make sure to check them out in the link in our bio or on our website at www.greaterhudson.org⠀

The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau & Suffolk counties and New York City. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.

‘What unites all the immersive art rooms, from Elíasson’s alienating spaces to Kusama’s obsessive, mirrored environments...
08/23/2021
Considering Immersive Art Rooms and Why We Love to Escape

‘What unites all the immersive art rooms, from Elíasson’s alienating spaces to Kusama’s obsessive, mirrored environments, from teamLab’s visually pleasing installations to Giulio Romano’s rooms, is the communal sensory experience viewers share together’

“To immerse yourself” means to actively limit your senses so that you can experience a different dimension, such as a virtual world or a novel.

Technical Assistance Grants just announced from the Preservation League of New York State! Technical Assistance Grants a...
08/23/2021
Technical Assistance Grants — Preservation League of NYS

Technical Assistance Grants just announced from the Preservation League of New York State! Technical Assistance Grants are available to eligible NYS nonprofits and municipalities. This program is a partnership between the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Preservation League with additional support provided by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation and the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. The program provides support for consulting projects that preserve New York State’s cultural and historic resources. The grants will support professional services of architects, engineers, and other design and preservation professionals working with nonprofit groups and municipalities to preserve their buildings, structures, and other resources that serve an arts and/or cultural function. Pre-application deadline is October 11, 2021 and grant deadline is October 15, 20201. Click below for full grant guidelines and a pre-application form.

Technical Assistance Grants are available to eligible NYS not-for-profits and municipalities. This program provides support for consulting projects that preserve New York State’s cultural and historic resources. The grants will support professional services of architects, engineers, and other desi...

Read on for News from New York State Council on the Arts' Museum Program - Professional Development Opportunity Informat...
08/19/2021
Change Network Info Session - NYSCA - September 2021

Read on for News from New York State Council on the Arts' Museum Program - Professional Development Opportunity Informational Webinar on 9/14, 1 - 2 PM!
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Understanding the myriad challenges facing museums, particularly after the past year, the NYSCA Museum Program Professional Development Opportunity for 2021 offers two programs for in-depth professional development. Our first opportunity with the Resilience Playbook began in July 2021 with 8 museums.

Our second opportunity, with OF/BY/FOR ALL, will be introduced in an Informational Webinar on September 14, 2021, at 1pm. Learn more about the program and its schedule during this webinar. NYSCA will support up to 10 museums either fully or partially to join OF/BY/FOR ALL's Change Network year-long program. Can't make it? The webinar will be recorded, and the link will be available through NYSCA.

OF/BY/FOR ALL methods help organizations connect with their local communities in effective, authentic ways. The more an organization is representative OF its community, the more people feel seen and heard. The more programming is created BY the community, the more people feel ownership. The more programming is FOR the community, the more everyone wants to participate.

Join this webinar to learn more about how participating in the Change Network can help your organization take diversity, equity, and inclusion to the next level!

To register: https://info.ofbyforall.org/change-network-info-session-nysca-2021

Learn more about the Change Network at our Free Info Session on September 14th for New York State museums in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts' (NYSCA) Museum Program.

08/18/2021

Attn: Just TWO WEEKS until applications are due for the 2021 NYSCA/GHHN ⠀
Conservation Treatment Grant Program! ⠀

Have questions? Make sure to check out our new informational videos!⠀

Due to COVID-related restrictions, we have not been able to present the in-person informational workshops for the Conservation Treatment Grant Program. Instead, we have taken the information and recorded these short videos to introduce the grant program, application process, and the most commonly asked questions about the program. Make sure to check them out in the link in our bio or on our website at www.greaterhudson.org⠀

The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau & Suffolk counties and New York City. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.⠀

#theghhn #conservation #conservators #nyscaghhnctg #NYSCAsupported #museum #heritagekeepers #NYShistory ⠀
@nyscouncilonthearts

William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore roadside marker grant applications are due 10/11!
08/16/2021

William G. Pomeroy Foundation Legends & Lore roadside marker grant applications are due 10/11!

Folk heroes. Lake monsters. Prohibition wine hidden in beehives. What local legends and folklore are in your community?

Commemorate these special stories for generations to come with fully funded Legends & Lore roadside markers. Learn more about applying online for a Legends & Lore marker grant. Visit: https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/legends-lore/

The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Start yours today!

Need help with your online application? Watch this 9-minute "how to apply" video: https://youtu.be/t3ONk9TC8MM

#legendsandlore

08/11/2021
CTG 21: Grant Overview and Application Process

Have questions about the 2021 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program? Make sure to check out our new informational videos!

Due to COVID-related restrictions, we have not been able to present the in-person informational workshops for the Conservation Treatment Grant Program. Instead, we have taken the information and recorded these short videos to introduce the grant program, application process, and the most commonly asked questions about the program. The overview video (8 minutes) is posted below. Make sure to check all of the videos out on our website at http://www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-conservation-treatment-grant.html

The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau & Suffolk counties and New York City. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.

Applications are due Wednesday, September 1 by 11:59 PM!
Questions? Give us a call!

Dear GHHN Members and Friends,⠀⠀Because of the rise in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the current CDC guideline...
08/04/2021

Dear GHHN Members and Friends,⠀

Because of the rise in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the current CDC guidelines once again encourage social distancing, limiting in-person gatherings, and a return to indoor mask-wearing in certain counties of NYS. To support nationwide continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and after careful consideration, the GHHN Board of Directors have decided it is in the best interest and safety of our staff and constituents to cancel our 2021 Annual Conference and Awards for Excellence.⠀

We look forward to resuming our Annual Conference in 2022 and encourage you to think of potential nomination project for the 2022 Awards for Excellence. The 2022 Awards for Excellence will allow projects completed during the time period of October 2020 - September 2022. ⠀

GHHN is dedicated to our mission of serving the heritage community and supporting those who rely upon us for grants, training and responsive assistance. GHHN staff are available via email and phone to answer any questions about our grant programs, membership and upcoming virtual event registrations. ⠀

The health, safety and well-being of our families, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and communities have been and will continue to be of the utmost importance to GHHN. We look forward to continuing to work with you and welcome you to stay in touch with us.⠀

Please stay safe and healthy!⠀
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#theghhn #museum #nyshistory #heritagekeepers

Dear GHHN Members and Friends,⠀

Because of the rise in cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the current CDC guidelines once again encourage social distancing, limiting in-person gatherings, and a return to indoor mask-wearing in certain counties of NYS. To support nationwide continuing efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and after careful consideration, the GHHN Board of Directors have decided it is in the best interest and safety of our staff and constituents to cancel our 2021 Annual Conference and Awards for Excellence.⠀

We look forward to resuming our Annual Conference in 2022 and encourage you to think of potential nomination project for the 2022 Awards for Excellence. The 2022 Awards for Excellence will allow projects completed during the time period of October 2020 - September 2022. ⠀

GHHN is dedicated to our mission of serving the heritage community and supporting those who rely upon us for grants, training and responsive assistance. GHHN staff are available via email and phone to answer any questions about our grant programs, membership and upcoming virtual event registrations. ⠀

The health, safety and well-being of our families, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and communities have been and will continue to be of the utmost importance to GHHN. We look forward to continuing to work with you and welcome you to stay in touch with us.⠀

Please stay safe and healthy!⠀
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#theghhn #museum #nyshistory #heritagekeepers

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Learn about the lives of enslaved people in upstate New York through both the lecture "Slavery and Dutch-Palatine Farmers: How did Middle Class Farmers in Colonial New York Interact with Slavery?" and the performance "To Be So Confin'd: Complexities of Slavery in 18th Century NY". This is a not to be missed opportunity for anyone studying upstate New York in the 18th century! https://www.facebook.com/events/538976990304769/
Get into the holiday spirit by joining us for our annual "Christmas in the Village!" This event is FREE to the public (donations are welcome and very much appreciated! All proceeds go towards Museum Village's Education Program.) and please bring a non-perishable food donation for Country Kids Food Pantry! Come see Santa by the fire place; take a stroll in Santa's Workshop; play Elf on the Shelf; enjoy Holiday Entertainment in The Playhouse; Christmas Sing Along in the snack bar; hear the voices from Song of Valley Chorus; and more fun crafts and activities throughout the village. There will be food for purchase in our Snack Bar & the Gift Shop will be open to get a head start on those stocking stuffers! We look forward to spreading some holiday cheer and thank you for your support! SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 12:00 - Santa arrives, Come see Santa by the fire place in the Visitor Center! 12:30, 2:00, 3:30 - Christmas Shows in Playhouse by New Windsor Music Academy (Limited seating) Christmas Sing Along in Snack bar every half hour starting at 12:30 2pm Song of Valley Chorus performing in Merritt Store Taste home-made gingerbread cookies in the Log Cabin! Face Painting in the Drug Store! Write letters to Santa & make a Holiday Puppet in the Merritt Store! See the Elf's sorting your letter's to Santa at the North Pole (Weave Shop!) Find the Elves in Farm Tools! Purchase an Ornament in the Print Shop as a donation to our Community "Giving Tree" out on the Village Green! Our buildings will also be decorated and open to explore! https://www.facebook.com/events/466854190625543/
The New York State Archives Partnership Trust invites you to participate in an audience survey to gauge your interest in program topics. Please feel free to add your voice and to share the survey link with others! We'd love to hear from you.
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The Hearts of Oak Independent Militia Company graveside at Colonel Jacob Griffin-Revolutionary War militia leader during the Heroes of Fishkill event 5.27.2017. Event co-sponsors Rombout Rural Cemetery Association and The Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot.