Hudson Valley Heritage Area Awards Grants


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hudson river valley heritage areaThe Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and the Hudson River Valley Greenway highlighted five National Heritage Area Heritage Development Grants awarded to historic and cultural institutions in the Mid-Hudson Valley last week.

The National Park Service calls the Hudson River Valley “the landscape that defined America.” These small National Heritage Area Heritage Development Grants are expected to support a wide range of historic and cultural projects, including installations, demonstrations, and public outreach and education projects that will connect more people with the rich tapestry of heritage and cultural experiences in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

According to a statement issued by the National Heritage Area administration, Heritage tourism generates $5 billion dollars in New York’s economy each year and tourism overall generates more than $4.7 billion dollars in Hudson River Valley each year.

The announcement included a total of $17,174, which was awarded to the following organizations:

The Columbia County Historical Society
The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Arts at SUNY-New Paltz
The Dutchess County Department of History
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site
The Town of Hyde Park

A total of $50,000 was awarded to fourteen projects throughout the Hudson Valley. Funding for this grant program was allocated by the National Park Service.

More information about applying for these grants can be found here.

Visit www.hudsonrivervalley.com for more information on the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

For more on the Hudson River Valley Greenway, please visit: http://www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov/home.aspx.

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