Greater Hudson Heritage Network

Greater Hudson Heritage Network 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 span the 17th to 21st centuries. Come, meet the heritages of communities from New York City to Albany through public and professional explorations of this uncommon region. Please join in! Let GHHN be your regional guide and history keepers' companion. Join your colleagues in the pursuit of quality stewardship, community documentation and 21st century interpretation, making history meaningful in the minds of the greater Hudson Valley. GHHN provides a forum for dialogue among educational, cultural and tourism organizations collaborating to achieve a greater public access to the region. GHHN encourages organizations to provide professional development opportunities for volunteers and to engage professional consultants to enhance the operations of historical societies and museums. GHHN promotes participation in diverse, engaging programming and learning opportunities among our members and their public audiences.
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Applications are due today!
06/10/2020

Applications are due today!

Applications for the second grant round of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History are due today. Please be sure to complete your submission online through the Museum Association of New York website by 5 p.m.

For guidelines, eligibility and how to apply, visit: https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History/

Pomeroy Fund grants will provide support to 501(c)(3) history-related organizations in New York State for their general operating expenses. An additional $50,000 will be awarded this round. Grants will be made on a sliding scale between $1,000 and $5,000 based on budget size. Learn more: https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History/

Applications are due by June 20!!
06/05/2020

Applications are due by June 20!!

Only a few weeks left to apply for the Hudson River Valley Heritage Area and THV Application for Distance Learning Grant!

We are thrilled to announce that Teaching the Hudson Valley and the Hudson River Valley Heritage Area is offering micro-grants to local sites to help them engage schools in the coming year and into the future. You may apply for a grant of up to $1,000 – granted amounts may be less
than sought. Any historical, cultural, or natural site that serves schools is eligible to apply.

To apply: https://www.teachingthehudsonvalley.org/grants/distancelearning/

Send finished applications to [email protected]

Please be aware that grant applications are due by Saturday, June 20, 2020 No applications will be accepted after June 20, 2020.

“The seed of the exhibit was planted when Reda Brooks, a budget coordinator in the museum’s exhibitions department, bega...
06/04/2020
The Black Taxidermist Who Made History at Chicago's Field Museum

“The seed of the exhibit was planted when Reda Brooks, a budget coordinator in the museum’s exhibitions department, began looking into the archives for stories to spotlight during Black History Month, which the museum had never officially celebrated before. In the museum’s 125th anniversary book, she noticed a photo of Cotton preparing the Nile marsh diorama.”

A new exhibit celebrates the life and work of Carl Cotton.

Important Updates to our Make It Work! DIY Collections Storage Solutions series: our first workshop session is now an on...
06/03/2020
Important Updates: Make It Work! DIY Collections Storage Solutions

Important Updates to our Make It Work! DIY Collections Storage Solutions series: our first workshop session is now an online class - click through for more details. Many thanks to the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area for funding these trainings.

GHHN is committed to listening to, learning from, and standing with you #blackouttuesday #beanally
06/02/2020

GHHN is committed to listening to, learning from, and standing with you #blackouttuesday #beanally

Yesterday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture launched 'Talking About Race', a ne...
06/01/2020
National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal

Yesterday, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture launched 'Talking About Race', a new online portal. Built upon decades of work by the museum’s educators, it provides digital tools, online exercises, video instructions, scholarly articles and more than 100 multi-media resources tailored for educators, parents and caregivers—and individuals committed to racial equality.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture today launched Talking About Race, a new online portal designed to empower individuals, families, and communities discuss racism, racial identity and the way these forces shape every aspect of society, from the economy and p...

Our friends at Lyndhurst Mansion have always been great partners- even 40 years ago. This week’s #TBT is a two-for-one: ...
05/28/2020

Our friends at Lyndhurst Mansion have always been great partners- even 40 years ago. This week’s #TBT is a two-for-one: two workshops covering historic housekeeping- both held at Lyndhurst, 37 years apart! ⠀

The first image is the registration flyer for the September 1980 workshop, the next 5 are photos from the March 2017 workshop, generously funded by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.The more things change, the more they stay the same! ⠀

2017 📸: Zoe McWhirter⠀

#theghhn #ghhnat40 #collectioncare #collectioncareworkshop #handsonlearning #historichousekeeping #workshopredux ⠀
#Lyndhurst

Applications are now being accepted!
05/28/2020

Applications are now being accepted!

Applications are now being accepted for the second grant round of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History, a new initiative we’ve launched in partnership with the Museum Association of New York. Grants in this round will provide support to 501(c)(3) history-related organizations in New York State for their general operating expenses. To begin an application or learn more, visit the MANY website: https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History/

Applications will be accepted through June 10 and funds will be disbursed starting June 24. To be eligible for a grant this round, an organization must meet the following criteria:

▪️ Based in New York State
▪️ Mission must include history
▪️ An annual budget of $150,000 or less
▪️ Have no fewer than 250 open hours/program delivery hours in 2019

An additional $50,000 will be awarded this round. Pomeroy Fund grants will be made on a sliding scale between $1,000 and $5,000 based on budget size. A total of 18 grants will be made. Awarded funds can be used for general operating expenses. Organizations that have already received a Pomeroy Fund grant in 2020 are not eligible this round.

Visit: https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History/

(RE)-SAVE THE DATES!June 15 - July 4, 2020As New York State begins its phased reopening, we would like to announce that ...
05/27/2020

(RE)-SAVE THE DATES!
June 15 - July 4, 2020

As New York State begins its phased reopening, we would like to announce that this year's annual I LOVE NEW YORK’s June Path Through History Weekend (PTHW), currently scheduled for June 20-21, will be a virtual event, starting on June 15 and running through July 4. This format will allow for participation from our entire historic community, regardless of reopening status, while promoting additional engagement through its extended timeframe.

Many members of our historic community are currently offering online virtual content, and we urge you to submit these experiences as PTHW events. The PTHW website and submission page will be updated shortly to reflect the new virtual programming, and you will be alerted when that work is completed. Once the submission page is live, we will be accepting submissions of online experiences that will be available anytime between June 15 and July 4, and approving qualified events that are submitted through July 2.

A virtual event may include access to digital archives, a live stream event, a virtual tour, a video demonstration or a short lecture or educational event. These events can be scheduled for a specific time or date, or continuously live for the public to access at their convenience. Events for the Spring Path Through History Weekend will be limited to virtual events only.

Currently, the virtual event format only applies to our Spring weekend; registration for the Fall weekend events remains open. We are again partnering with Greater Hudson Heritage Network to facilitate the event and they can be reached at 914.592.6726 or
[email protected] to answer any questions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already submitted a June event, thank you! Look for an email from us shortly with additional information.

#PTHWeekend

Quick reminder that the New York State Council on the Arts/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program (CNAP) applications ...
05/26/2020

Quick reminder that the New York State Council on the Arts/GHHN Collection Needs Assessment Program (CNAP) applications are due NEXT WEEK on June 1! CNAP is a NYSCA/GHHN grant partnership program which provides two opportunities for museums across New York State: Site Assessments and Supplies grants.⠀
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This is the 4th and FINAL year of this program and we’ve compiled some FAQs above. Don’t see your FAQ answered here? Call (914.592.6726) or email us ([email protected])!⠀
To learn more about this fantastic opportunity, please visit the link in our bio or visit⠀
www.greaterhudson.org/nyscaghhn-collection-needs-assessment.html⠀ ⠀⠀
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#theghhn #ghhnat40 #NYSCAsupported #collectionscare #collections #museums #collectionsupplies #nyhistory #siteassessment

Fun for adults too! Thanks to our friends at the Preservation League of New York State for suggesting the activity.
05/23/2020

Fun for adults too! Thanks to our friends at the Preservation League of New York State for suggesting the activity.

We're very excited for the warm weather forecast and getting back outside. To celebrate, we put together a kids architecture scavenger hunt activity to make your neighborhood walk fun & educational! You'll have to decide what your winner gets, but I'm thinking ice cream 🍦🏆

“Museums play a fundamental role in the resilience of societies. We must help them cope with this crisis and keep them i...
05/22/2020
One in eight museums worldwide will not survive the pandemic, warns Unesco

“Museums play a fundamental role in the resilience of societies. We must help them cope with this crisis and keep them in touch with their audiences,” says Audrey Azoulay, Unesco's director general.

Nearly 90 per cent of museums around the globe have had to close as a result of Covid-19, and many will never reopen

Round 2 funding just announced!!Please note the eligibility requirements: ▪️Based in New York State▪️Mission must includ...
05/22/2020

Round 2 funding just announced!!
Please note the eligibility requirements:
▪️Based in New York State
▪️Mission must include history
▪️An annual budget of $150,000 or less
▪️Have no fewer than 250 open hours/program delivery hours in 2019

Pomeroy Fund grants will be made on a sliding scale between $1,000 and $5,000 based on budget size. A total of 18 grants will be made. Awarded funds can be used for general operating expenses. Organizations that have already received a Pomeroy Fund for NYS History grant in 2020 are not eligible in this round. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 10, and funds will be disbursed starting Wednesday, June 24.

More funding for history organizations is on its way. Today, the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History announces a 2nd grant round to support 501(c)(3) history-related organizations in New York State. An additional $50,000 will be awarded this round. Our partner, the Museum Association of New York, will begin accepting applications through its website on May 28. For details, visit: https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History

An organization must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a grant during this round:
▪️ Based in New York State
▪️ Mission must include history
▪️ An annual budget of $150,000 or less
▪️ Have no fewer than 250 open hours/program delivery hours in 2019

Pomeroy Fund grants will be made on a sliding scale between $1,000 and $5,000 based on budget size. A total of 18 grants will be made. Awarded funds can be used for general operating expenses. Organizations that have already received a Pomeroy Fund grant in 2020 are not eligible this round. Applications will be accepted through June 10 and funds will be disbursed starting June 24.

For more about the Fund, eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit: https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-Fund-for-NYS-History

We’ve released this week’s webinars! Make sure to hop on over to the Webinars on Demand page on our website (greaterhuds...
05/22/2020

We’ve released this week’s webinars! Make sure to hop on over to the Webinars on Demand page on our website (greaterhudson.org) to check out what’s new: ‘The Effect of Environment on Collection Materials’, originally presented by conservator Rachel Arenstein of A.M. Art Conservation in 2013 as part of our IMLS funded C2CNYS program and ‘Interpreters as Storytellers: Shaping the Narrative, Sharing the Story’ with consultant educator and Storyteller Tom Lee from last November- as part of our Harnessing the Power of Stories trainings funded by the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area/Greenway.

While you’re there, make sure to check out the rest of our recently released webinars as well! ⠀


#theghhn #ghhnat40 #webinars #collectioncare #storytelling #harnessingthepowerofstories #environmentalcontrols #c2cnys

Traveling back 26 years for this #TBT! These images are from the #IMLS funded ‘Handling History’ series run by LHC/GHHN ...
05/21/2020

Traveling back 26 years for this #TBT! These images are from the #IMLS funded ‘Handling History’ series run by LHC/GHHN in 1994! Practica were offered on photographs, books and paper, textiles, paintings, furniture, and the museum environment and storage - with an impressive line up of faculty! We recognize some familiar faces and places- do you? ⠀

#theghhn #ghhnat40 #collectioncare #handlinghistory

Scientists say “The Scream” is fading due to human breath. With museums around the world closed, the painting is getting...
05/20/2020
Please Stop Breathing on Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”

Scientists say “The Scream” is fading due to human breath. With museums around the world closed, the painting is getting some much needed social distance. 😱

Scientists say "The Scream" is fading due to human breath. With museums around the world closed, the painting is getting some much needed social distance.

NY State Parks & Historic Sites is developing the 2021-2025 State Historic Preservation Plan - and they need your input!...
05/18/2020

NY State Parks & Historic Sites is developing the 2021-2025 State Historic Preservation Plan - and they need your input! Together with the Division of Environmental Stewardship and Planning, they are conducting a survey of the general public that gauges attitudes towards preservation. Please take the survey, distribute the link to your colleagues, and share on your social media platforms. Your thoughtful input will strengthen the integration of historic preservation into broader public policy and build capacity to support preservation initiatives statewide. The survey is open until June 15, 2020. Thank you in advance!

https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/cee6037b9acd4d4587204bc793ee8988?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

What an amazing journey!
05/18/2020
The New York Times

What an amazing journey!

Before New York became the city that never sleeps, Manhattan was a lush forested island filled with wildlife. Our architecture critic Michael Kimmelman and the conservation ecologist Eric W. Sanderson take us on a tour of the city as it once was.

05/15/2020
New York State Council on the Arts

A great webinar to watch.

Now Live - NYSCA Presents: Debunking the Top 5 Fundraising Myths in the Time of COVID-19 with AdvanceNYC!

WATCH NOW for essential info on how to communicate with supporters, virtual fundraisers, and topical fundraising strategies:

#TBT to another beautiful May evening 5 years ago- we were at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center for one of our ...
05/14/2020

#TBT to another beautiful May evening 5 years ago- we were at Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center for one of our #GHHNBTS Networking Events! These events are unique opportunities during which GHHN members and friends can come together to enjoy a relaxing evening of conversation, discovery, food and drink, and camaraderie!⠀

Manitoga is the House, Studio and 75-acre Woodland garden of mid-century designer Russel Wright (1904-1976), and is a National Historic Landmark, an Affiliate Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a World Monuments Watch Site. It is one of the few 20th century modern homes open to the public in New York State- how we wish we were there tonight!

Attendees at the BTS learned about the on-going restoration of Russel Wright’s mid-century home and landscape from Director Alison Cross. She also discussed keeping Russel Wright’s legacy of creative experimentation and celebration of place alive through invitations to contemporary artists with The Artist Residency program. On view at the time of our visit were 2015 Artist in Residence Stephen Talasnik’s series of floating reed structures in Manitoga's Quarry Pool. ⠀

#theghhn #ghhnat40 #manitoga #russelwright #stephentalasnik

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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/
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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.