Orange County Launches Application Period for Historic Grants Program - Daily Hudson Valley News

Orange County Launches Application Period for Historic Grants Program

Jan 29th, 2013 | By | Category: In Your Town

Historian to host informational sessions Jan 30, Feb 6, with applications due Mar 15 

Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and County Historian Cornelia W. Bush recently announced the launch of the 2013 grants program for the County’s historical community, which provides funding for the preservation of historic structures and sites, management and development for collections of archives and artifacts, noting that commemorations may also be eligible.

“From our earliest days, the people of Orange County have played significant roles in the history and development of our region, state, and nation,” said County Executive Diana.  “Through these grants we hope to preserve and promote the heritage of Orange County for future generations.”

The County Historian will be holding two informational sessions at the 1841 Courthouse, located at 101 Main Street in Goshen, for those interested in learning more about the grants and the application process.  One session will take place this coming Wednesday, January 30 at 10 a.m., and the other on Wednesday, February 6 at 4:00 p.m.  Parking is available on Main Street and in the County’s two Court Street parking lots behind the Courthouse.

“I’m delighted to be able to support my colleagues in the historical community with their programs,” said Historian Bush.  “Our employees and volunteers dedicate many hours to provide services to the public as municipal historians, historical societies, museums and related nonprofit organizations. These funds help them reach their goals, and we all benefit as a result.”

Grant applications will be made available at the informational sessions and are also available by calling (845) 291-2388 or by visiting the County Historian’s Office section of the Orange County website at www.orangecountygov.com/history where links to the downloadable application packet have been provided.  Applications are due March 15, 2013 and the funds will be awarded on or before May 30, 2013.

The historic grants program began in 1983 as part of the County’s celebration of its 300th anniversary.

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