The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s statewide Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, which promotes cultural tourism and commemorate legends and folklore, is currently accepting applications. Continue reading
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has begun accepting 2018 applications for fully funded Historic Roadside Markers to commemorate history in several New York counties .
Grant application materials are available for Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond, Nassau, Suffolk Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties. Continue reading
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is offering grants to Historical Societies and Historical Museums in NYS with annual budgets of $50,000 or less to attend the Museum Association of New York’s (MANY) annual conference being held April 8 – 10, 2018 in Rochester.
The grant of $1,000 can be used for conference registration, travel, meals/lodging, membership in MANY and the New York Council of Non-Profits. The grant deadline is February 15, 2018. Continue reading
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is seeking consultants who are passionate about helping others uncover and celebrate their local history. This is an exciting opportunity to help the Foundation expand its Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program commemorating historic people, places or things in the State of New York. This is ideal for someone wishing to work remotely, maintain a flexible work schedule, and use state-of-the art grant making software. Continue reading
From 1896 to 1941, the Catholic Summer School of America was a nationally famous summer destination for Catholic families, distinguished leaders of the Catholic Church of America, prominent lecturers, numerous New York governors and even a few U.S. Presidents. Continue reading
The marker, located on County Route 113 a quarter-mile south of Route 29, identifies the location of German Lieutenant Colonel Friedrich Baum’s encampment on August 11, 1777. Continue reading
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has partnered with the New York Folklore Society to launch a new grant program to promote cultural tourism and commemorate urban legends and folklore as part of the New York’s history.
Folklore is an expression of our common past, yet it draws attention to what is unique about communities. Passed from person to person over time, there is often historical truth at the heart of every legend. Continue reading