The National Trust for Historic Preservation has announced the 145-year-old Richardson Olmsted Campus in Buffalo, New York as one of only three winners of the 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards.
Given each year at the end of a juried competition, the Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards are bestowed on historic preservation efforts that demonstrate excellence in execution and a positive impact on the vitality of their towns and cities. Continue reading
The National Park Service, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts, recently announced $4.8 million in Save America’s Treasures grants to help fund 16 projects in 12 states.
One of the projects selected for funding is an endangered collection of important documents regarding The Revolutionary War and New York Loyalists in need of conservation housed in the State Archives. Continue reading
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced a request for proposals (RFP) from potential private sector partners to design, build and install a monument in commemoration of famed abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth.
The monument of Sojourner Truth will be sited at the Walkway Over the Hudson along the Empire State Trail in Ulster County, where she was born. Truth was born into slavery circa 1797, sold three times, and ultimately escaped to freedom in 1826. She went on to become a noted abolitionist and women’s rights advocate until her death in 1883. Continue reading
The Albany County Historical Association (ACHA) has recently begun the repair and restoration of plaster and lath in the Ten Broeck Mansion, the historic home of Brigadier General Abraham Ten Broeck and his wife, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer, constructed in 1798.
The ACHA serves as steward of the Federal-style mansion, which has been the headquarters of the Association and operated as a historic house museum since 1948. Continue reading
Preservation Long Island has announced a call for nominations for their 2019 Endangered Historic Places Program (EHHP).
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. Continue reading
What can we learn from the controversy over the naming of the Tappan Zee Bridge? What lessons can be drawn by looking at the larger picture? I recently examined the issue by starting with the above-the-fold headline in my local paper on August 31, 2018:
Cuomo or Tappan Zee: Names Feed Identity Crisis by Frank Esposito, Rockland/Westchester Journal News Continue reading
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has invited communities across New York State to celebrate folklore with fully funded commemorative signage through its Legends & Lore roadside marker grant program. Launched in partnership with the New York Folklore Society, the Legends & Lore program is designed to promote cultural tourism and commemorate legends and folklore as an important part of our cultural heritage.
The Pomeroy Foundation is now accepting applications for the program’s latest grant round. Application materials for Legends & Lore markers are available on the Foundation’s website. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Continue reading
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced they are now accepting 2018 applications for fully funded Historic Roadside Markers to commemorate the history of the Adirondacks, including locations in Essex, Warren, Hamilton, Saratoga, Washington, Clinton and Franklin Counties.
Municipalities and charitable 501(c)(3) organizations in New York State are welcome to apply for the Historic Roadside Marker Grants. Local historical organizations or municipal historians will often apply for the grant on behalf of property owners.
The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (Champlain Heritage) is seeking proposals for projects to protect, restore, interpret, and showcase the historical resources and cultural heritage of the Champlain Valley.
Champlain Heritage anticipates awarding over $100,000 across four grant categories: Continue reading
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund, Inc. have announced that Meredith Bergmann will be the sculptor for The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument Design Competition at The New-York Historical Society.
Meredith’s winning design will be on exhibit at the New-York Historical Society until the end of July. Plans are also underway for her model to be exhibited at the New York State Museum in Albany in late August for Women’s Equality Day. Continue reading