June 2017 eNews of Note
Save the Date for the GHHN Annual Conference!
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Bard College/Montgomery Place

The Art of History
Music. Dance. Literature. Photography. Sculpture. Painting. The arts can enrich, renew, and inform our engagement with historic places and our  relationship to the past. Join us on Tuesday, October 10th at the GHHN Annual Conference to share and discover strategies for using the arts to interpret historic sites and collections. The 2017 Annual Conference will  feature break-out sessions featuring your peers, office hours with grant funding organizations, special tours of Montgomery Place, a large group 
art activity, lite breakfast; networking luncheon, full-day exhibit hall, the Awards for Excellence ceremony, and more!

Registration will open on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
Final Visitor Experiences Workshop is on 6/22- Last Call for Registrations!

Monday, June 22, 2017
Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

GHHN Members: $45  NonMembers: $55

Join GHHN as Kathryn Boardman of The Cherry Valley Group presents concrete examples of how to positively interact with visitors, create a welcoming and engaging experience, and inspire lasting and meaningful memories for visitors, as well as for staff and volunteers. The workshop will feature open discussions, hands-on work sessions and creative problem solving of real-life museum, historic house and historic site situations. Workshop fee includes a lite breakfast, networking luncheon, resource materials, and site tour.  

Space is limited - Register Today!

To learn more or to register, visit:

Click here 
to see photos from our last Creating Best Visitor Experiences Workshop on May 22 at Lyndhurst!

This program is made possible by funding from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

18th Annual Hudson River Valley Ramble

This year's Hudson River Valley Ramble  will be held September 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-October 1.  Sponsorships are available at all levels, and more information can be found here.
New York State WW1 Centennial Commission Website Now Online!
The New York State WWI Centennial Commission website,   www.ny.gov/WWI, now contains links to oral histories with WWI soldiers and free access on Ancestry.com, through a partnership with the New York State Archives, to information compiled from federal WWI military service records for Army officers, enlisted men, sailors, Marines, and nurses who enlisted or were drafted in New York. This service information is particularly valuable because most World War I Army service records were destroyed in a 1973 National Personnel Records Center fire. 
Updated regularly, the website includes a statewide calendar with more than 40 WWI events and exhibits, resources on the significant role New York and New Yorkers played in the war, and a digital tour of New York historic sites connected to the war. Visitors can search through the Roll of Honor that includes more than 13,000 New Yorkers who died in World War One, and profiles of the 25 New Yorkers who were awarded the Medal of Honor - the nation's highest military honor - and information on regiments that served. 

Additionally, New Yorkers are encouraged to share stories and photos of loved ones who served in the war, or submit an event that honors those who served. More than 500,000 New Yorkers served in World War One. Visit www.ny.gov/WWI to learn more.
Upcoming Grant Opportunities
New York State Assembly Grants Action News
You can find more information about s tate, federal, and private grant information from the New York State Assembly. For more information,  click here.
$1,500 Grants Available Now for Suffrage Plans
2017 marks 100 years since New York State signed woman's suffrage into law, three years before the US passed the 19th Amendment. This was a milestone for the state and a transformative moment in American democracy. Equal opportunity is as important a topic today as it was when Susan B. Anthony was arrested in Rochester for attempting to vote.
This historical moment is the perfect time to frame a statewide discussion about the social, professional and political equality of women-and by extension, all citizens-in New York State. Through dialogue about our shared history and our common future, the New York Women's Suffrage Centennial (The Centennial)  will produce a statewide conversation that celebrates the accomplishments of the past while helping us become a more just and equitable society for all. 
If you're planning programs for this year that relate to the themes of The Centennial, apply today to HumanitiesNY(formerly NY Council for the Humanities) for a Vision or Action grant to support your work! Visit http://humanitiesny.org/our-work/special-initiatives/womens-suffrage/  for more information,  or make an appointment today to discuss your proposal idea s. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. 
Make sure to check out this fantastic NYS Women's Suffrage Centennial Resource Guide put together by our friends at Humanities NY.  Click here to access the guide. 
National Park Service Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program NPS logo

NPS is offering technical assistance with locally-led conservation and outdoor recreation projects.  Community Assistance Specialists can help with a variety of organizational and project objectives. Applications are due by June 30.  More information on this program is available here.
NYSA Student Research Awards Contest
The New York State Archives invites students to apply to the Student Research Awards Contest. The contest is open to all New York State students between grades 4-12 who use historical records in their research.  All students must use historical records, as well as other primary and secondary sources, in their research.  Projects must be nominated by teachers or administrators in the school attended by the student(s). Community members such as municipal historians and public librarians may also nominate students.  Entries from home-schooled students are welcome.  To find out more about the contest you can visit the archive's website at   www.archives.nysed.gov  or call at 518-474-6926.
The application deadline is July 1, 2017 and three awards will be presented in the fall of 2017. 
Spring Path Through History Weekend is 6/17-18!
How will you celebrate NYS History?

Path Through History Weekend is finally here - and we sure are excited! All across NYS, from exhibit openings, to festivals, to walking tours - there's a fantastic #PTHWeekend event happening right near you! Head on over to I LOVE NY's online event listings to find a great event to attend: 

Don't forget - whether you're hosting or attending an event, make sure to use #PTHWeekend whenever you post about it on social media!

Email pthweekend@iloveny.com  with any questions you have about Path Through History Weekends. 
NYSCA/GHHN Collections Needs Assessment Program: Supplies Fall Deadline is October 1!
New Grant Opportunity!
Applicants may request funds to purchase collections management supplies which may include but are not limited to: storage boxes, acid-free tissue paper, artifact trays, dividers, UV filtering film, Tyvek sheeting, tape, tags, labels, and environmental monitors. Supply requests for archival or library collections will not be supported. The program will offer awards of up to $750 per museum for relevant supplies requests on a first-come, first-served basis. We strongly encourage you to call us in advance of applying to discuss your request. 

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 1, 2017

To learn more click here

The Collection Needs Assessment Program, a NYSCA/GHHN Partnership Program, is made possible with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Only Two Sessions Left In This Workshop Series, Register Now Or You Could Miss Out! 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Historical Society of Rockland County

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Staatsburgh State Historic Site

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
GHHN Members: $45  NonMembers: $55

Guided by GHHN's collection care professionals, participants will learn the proper hands-on methodology of collections care by working directly with collections at four locations in the Hudson Valley. Through our train-the-trainer focus, this full-day workshop will equip attendees with the knowledge and skill sets necessary for cleaning, handling, and storing collections along with the tools to teach their volunteer base these critical skills.

Space is limited - Register Today!

Click here to view photos from the Lyndhurst session, and here to see those from the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt State Historic Site session.

To learn more or to register, visit:


This workshop is made possible by funding from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area. 

Registration is Open! THV's 2017 
Summer  Institute is July 25, 26, and 27!
July 25-27, Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center
FDR Home & Presidential Library, Hyde Park
Schools, historic sites, museums, parks, and community groups are well positioned to promote what FDR called "education in its true sense."  Many of us already are pursuing this goal by teaching an understanding of democracy, practicing civil discourse, and modeling respect for diversity.  The planning committee hopes this institute provides opportunities to share experiences and strategies for this important work.  And, as proponents of place-based learning, we aim to help educators connect students with each other, significant places, and communities.  We believe this promotes an appreciation for and stewardship of our region's diverse culture, history, and ecosystems while promoting civic engagement.  For more information and to register, visit the Teaching the Hudson Valley Website
Call For Participation in the  
4th Annual Hudson Valley Taste of History!
The Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Taste of History will take place in September and October 2017! Don't miss out on the chance for your site to be a part of it!

During two months in the autumn of 2017, several historic sites in Dutchess, Orange and Ulster Counties will offer tasty treats to visitors who come to learn and enjoy the history of our region.
In previous years, Taste of History participant organizations offered visitors a variety of tasty treats thematically connected to their site such as home baked corn bread, Dutch cookies, apple fritters, treats from vintage cook books, beer and wine tasting, Native American snacks as well as a bacon festival! Additionally, s everal sites have partnered with local eateries and Bed & Breakfasts to offer tourists a special getaway. 
Organizations other than member sites of Mid-Hudson Historic Destinations are welcome to participate. Sites may participate for one day, two days, or the full weekend. 
Time is running out, don't miss out on a chance to participate! If you have questions or would like to participate in this exciting opportunity email Lynn Fischer Eberle at lynn.eberle@aol.com or Roy Jorgensen at royjorg354@aol.com.
Are you looking for specialty information 
and don't know where to turn?

GHHN is here to help!

Priscilla Brendler 

Executive Director




Kerry Sclafani 

Program Director



Zoe McWhirter

Program Assistant



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