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For Immediate Release

Contact: Priscilla Brendler


GHHN Awards $65,434 Statewide for the 2024 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Grant Program:

Preservation Supplies and Site Assessments

The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Grant Program now offers three opportunities for collecting institutions in New York State: Conservation Treatment Grants, Preservation Supplies Grants, and Site Assessment Grants.

The 2024 NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Grant Program: Preservation Supplies and 

Site Assessment Grants are administered by Greater Hudson Heritage Network, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional funding from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation supports projects from Long Island and New York City.

For the 2024 grant year, 110 grant applications were received from institutions from 38 counties in New York State, requesting an aggregate of $76,805 in grant support. In all, 93 organizational awards totaling $65,434 for Preservation Supplies and Site Assessments were recommended for funding. The Conservation Grant Program: Preservation Supplies and Site Assessment Grant awards range from $223 to $1,000. 

Of the 110 applicant institutions, 74 had a general operating budget under $300,000; 14 had budgets between $300,000 and $500,000, 4 had budgets over $501,000 but below $1 million; 17 organizations had budgets between $1 million and $6 million; and 2 had budgets above $6 million. Organizational operating budgets of the Conservation Grant Program: Preservation Supplies and Site Assessment Grant applicants span a stunning range from $2,000 to over $20 million.

Preservation Supplies Awardees

Albany County Historical Association | Ten Broeck Mansion (Albany)

Anderson Falls Heritage Society (Essex)

Cayuga Museum of History and Art (Cayuga)

Chapman Museum (Warren)

Chenango County Historical Society and Museum (Chenango)

Chester Historical Society (Orange)

Clinton County Historical Association (Clinton)

Cortland County Historical Society (Cortland)

Dansville Area Historical Society (Livingston)

Destroyer Escort Historical Museum (Albany)

Duanesberg Historical Society (Schenectady)

East Hampton Historical Society (Suffolk)

Edward Hopper House Museum (Rockland)

Essex County Historical Society (Essex)

Franklin Square Historical Society (Nassau)

Friends of the Sea Cliff Village Museum (Nassau)

Galen Historical Society (Wayne)

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson (Dutchess)

Greater Patchogue Historical Society (Suffolk)

Hallockville Museum Farm (Suffolk)

Hendrick I. Lott House (Kings)

Historic Huguenot Street (Ulster)

Historic Richmond Town (Richmond)

Historical Society of Dunkirk New York (Chautauqua)

Holland Land Purchase Historical Society (Genesee)

Howland Stone Store Museum (Cayuga)

Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway/ Burden Iron Works Museum (Rensselaer)

Hudson River Museum (Westchester)

Huntington Historical Society (Suffolk)

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (Richmond)

King Manor Museum (Queens)

Lake Placid Olympic Museum (Essex)

Lindenhurst Historical Society (Suffolk)

Livingston County Historical Society (Livingston)

Long Island Maritime Museum (Suffolk)

Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum DBA The Strong (Monroe)

Medina Railroad Museum (Orleans)

Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society (Suffolk)

Morris Historical Society (Otsego)

Museum of Chinese in America (New York)

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (Saratoga)

New Castle Historical Society (Westchester)

Niagara County Historical Society (Niagara)

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center (Niagara)

North Salem Historical Society (Westchester)

Northport Historical Society Museum (Suffolk)

Old Westbury Gardens (Nassau)

Oneida Community Mansion House (Madison)

Onondaga Historical Association (Onondaga)

Pan Am Museum Foundation (Nassau)

Planting Fields Foundation (Nassau)

Raynham Hall Museum (Nassau)

Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History (Ulster)

Roger Tory Peterson Institute (Chautauqua)

Rome Historical Society (Oneida)

Roslyn Landmark Society (Nassau)

Rye Historical Society- Square House (Westchester)

Southeast Museum (Putnam)

Southold Historical Society dba Southold Historical Museum (Suffolk)

Steel Plant Museum of Western New York (Erie)

Suffolk County Historical Society (Suffolk)

Swart Wilcox House Museum (Otsego)

The Garden City Historical Society (Nassau)

The Waterfront Museum (Kings)

Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society & Museum (Erie)

Valley Stream Historical Society (Nassau)

Wading River Historical Society (Suffolk)

Walter Elwood Museum of the Mohawk Valley (Montgomery)

Walton Historical Society (Delaware)

Warren County Historical Society (Warren)

West Seneca Historical Society and Museum (Erie)

Site Assessment Awardees

Albany Firefighters Museum (Albany)

Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association (Suffolk)

Bowne House (Queens)

East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation (Suffolk)

East Hampton Historical Society (Suffolk)

Franklin Square Historical Society (Nassau)

Friends of the Sea Cliff Village Museum (Nassau)

Historic Red Hook (Dutchess)

Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway/Burden Iron Works Museum (Rensselaer)

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art (Richmond)

LeRoy Historical Society (Genesee)

Locust Grove Estate (Dutchess)

Long Island Maritime Museum (Suffolk)

Medina Railroad Museum (Orleans)

Miller Place-Mount Sinai Historical Society (Suffolk)

Museum of Chinese in America (New York)

New Castle Historical Society (Westchester)

New Woodstock Free Library (Madison)

Old Westbury Gardens (Nassau)

Southeast Museum (Putnam)

The Whaling Museum and Education Center at Cold Spring Harbor (Suffolk)

Valley Stream Historical Society (Nassau)

About the New York State Council on the Arts

The mission of the New York State Council on the Arts is to foster and advance the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York State, the Council on the Arts will award $162 million in FY2025, serving organizations and artists across all 10 state regions. The Council on the Arts further advances New York's creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit, and follow NYSCA's Facebook page, on X @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts.

About Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN)

GHHN is New York State's ‘go-to' service organization focusing on interpretation, collections care programming, and the conservation and preservation of objects in collecting institutions statewide. Our programming and professional development training programs, webinars, hands-on workshops, web-based resources, responsive technical assistance, and grant opportunities provide the tools so that historical societies, historic house museums, heritage centers, historic sites, archives, and libraries may better care for their own collections. For more information, please visit or follow us on social media - @theghhn

About The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, established in 1987, primarily supports the study of New York State history. Robert David Lion Gardiner was, until his death in August 2004, the 16th Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island, NY. The Gardiner family and their descendants have owned Gardiner's Island since 1639, obtained as part of a royal grant from King Charles I of England. The Foundation is inspired by Robert David Lion Gardiner's personal passion for New York history. For more information, please visit

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