Greater Hudson Heritage Network
For Immediate Release
December 12, 2014

Greater Hudson Heritage Network Awarded $49,500 from

 New York's Regional Economic Development Council 

Priscilla Brendler
Executive Director, GHHN

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in Albany yesterday awards through the state's Regional Economic Development Councils, which include a $49,500 Workforce Investment Program grant to the Greater Hudson Heritage NetworkThe grant has been awarded through the state's Arts Grant Program, administered by the New York State Council on the Arts, and will be used to support and expand staff resources to increase program offerings and provide responsive services to the heritage field. The award was based on a competitive application that takes into account the increased need for GHHN's services to an expanded constituency. 


GHHN is a service organization formed to advance and to advocate the preservation and interpretation of the area's historical, ethnic and cultural heritages and is seen as the "go-to" organization & clearinghouse for heritage keepers and collections care information in NYS. Working with colleagues from peer heritage institutions, GHHN creates the groundwork for future partnerships and collaborations, and encourages a general improvement in services and job development.  GHHN promotes economic development and regional tourism, boosting both economy and community revitalization. 

"We are grateful to the State of New York and the confidence it has placed in the Greater Hudson Heritage Network and its staff," said GHHN President, Ward L.E. Mintz. "Helping history and heritage organizations be better stewards makes them more effective in their communities and ultimately promotes economic development and regional tourism."

Support for the expansion of GHHN programs will have a major impact on the economy of the Hudson Valley by: providing services and training programs on visitor services; exhibition design; marketing; and family-friendly program design. Increasing the ability to enable heritage sites to provide improved visitor experience will add audiences and create new jobs at their sites; thereby boosting the local tourism economy. GHHN looks forward to its expanded role!



Please consider making an end-of-year gift to pledge your support 
for GHHN's ongoing services to the heritage field. 



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