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June 2015 eNews of Note
Security Solutions Webinar: 
To Preserve & Protect is on TUESDAY! 
Have you signed up yet?


June 9
10 AM - 12 PM
Webinar Fee: $10

We all could use a little more protection against collections theft. Having an alarm system is not enough. In fact, in a 2009 statewide survey, 
it was revealed that 54% of organizations in NY do not even have reading room security protocols in place. Are you one of these organizations? 
Any organization seeking to provide the best possible security for its collections must put in place coordinated policies that address threats for long term sustainable access to the public. With careful planning, awareness of warning signs, and proactive low cost security solutions, organizations can reduce the window of opportunity for theft of historical collections. If you missed last month's in-person workshops, don't miss out on this webinar!

Presenter: Donia Conn, Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections


psst--not available on 6/9? Sign up anyhow! We record all of our webinars and send the link to the recording to all registrants - so you can watch at your convenience!

This series is supported by a grant from the New York State Library Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Program. 
GHHN 4th Annual Membership Boat Cruise- only 5 spots left!

Join us for a scenic sunset cruise on the Hudson River on Friday, June 12th. The boat departs from West Point's South Dock at 7:30 PM (Boarding begins at 7:00 PM). The event is FREE!  This is our way of saying "Thank You" for all your support of GHHN.  Do you know of a fellow heritage devotee who is not a member of GHHN? Bring them along as your guest and introduce them to other like-minded history enthusiasts. The boat cruise is a private event for GHHN members (and their guests) and light hors d'oeuvers and Hudson Valley wines will be served.

 boat cruise is made possible in cooperation with the West Point Museum 
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Hudson Valley Heritage Fair A Success!
by William P. Tatum III, Dutchess County Historian


This year's inaugural Hudson Valley Heritage Fair was an unbridled success. The Heritage Fair was presented in cooperation with the Dutchess County Department of History, The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, Greater Hudson Heritage Network, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Mid-Hudson Valley Path Through History Workgroup, and a networking reception sponsored in part by Dutch's Spirits and the Museum Association of NY. With 32 exhibitors representing organizations across Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, Putnam, and Sullivan Counties, we achieved truly regional representation. We estimate that as many as 300 members of the public passed through the Heritage Fair in the space of four hours. 

After the Heritage Fair, participants were treated to a thought-provoking presentation by Franklin Vagnone, Museum Anarchist and Executive Director of the Historic House Trust of NYC. With positive feedback flowing in from exhibitors and visitors alike, we look forward to making this an annual offering to provide networking and promotion opportunities for the Hudson-Catskills Path Through History Region. To see photos from the Heritage Fair, please click here.
NYSA Student Research Award
The New York State Archives Student Research Award contest encourages students to explore the wealth of historical records held in historical records repositories in New York State. It also increases cooperation between schools and organizations that administer historical records useful for education. Please see  the Program Guidelines for details.
Entries must be postmarked no later than July 1, 2015.
2015 Ramble - Save the Dates!

The 2015 Hudson River Valley Ramble, the premier outdoor events program of the Hudson Valley, will be held every weekend in September. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more on the Hudson River Valley Ramble and for information on event registration and sponsorship benefits, please visit the Ramble websiteSponsorship deadlines for the 2015 Ramble are June 20 (for printed materials) and the third week of July (for tee shirts). The registration deadline for event registration is June 18 for inclusion in the 2015 Ramble program guide.
NYSCA Webinar: 
The New Law of the Nonprofit Land: What the Nonprofit Revitalization Act Means for the Governance of Arts Organizations 

June 12, 2015 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 
Free and Open to Current NYSCA Grantees Only 

The Nonprofit Revitalization Act is a landmark change in the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York that made sweeping changes to nonprofit governance. Many nonprofits are pleased with some pieces of the legislation (electronic voting? Yes please.) But many remain mystified (or frustrated) by the more complex pieces of the law (board & committee restructure, whistleblower and conflict of interest provisions) and to what organizations the law applies (mostly all of them.) In this webinar for grantees of the NYS Council on the Arts, NYCON's Senior Staff Attorney will provide a comprehensive overview of the Act as well as take a closer look at the various topics included in the Act that are new and have implications on compliance and board governance in general and your operations specifically. This session will provide you with an overview and a practical set of actions to take to amend your bylaws to meet the new standards of the Act.

*The first thirty (30) NYSCA Grantees who register for and attend this webinar will have access to a free copy of NYCON's Remedial Action Plan for Compliance.

Circuit Rider Program Extended!
Visits available until 10/1/15!

Click here to apply for a FREE circuit rider visit:  Circuit Rider Program 

A big thank you to Allison Cross at Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Studio for hosting our SOLD OUT (!) May Behind the Scenes. We had a wonderful evening exploring Manitoga, experiencing Stephen Talasnik's "Sanctuary" installation and learning about Russel Wright. To see photos from the event, click on the photo collage at right.

Greater Hudson Heritage Network's Awards for Excellence program seeks to recognize and commend exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are made to projects that exemplify creativity and professional vision resulting in a contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the historic scene, material culture and diversity of the region. An announcement will be made about the application process very soon - watch your inbox!
There's Still Time to Register Your Path Through History Weekend Event!
Path Through History Weekend is comprised 
of events which are heritage and cultural celebrations and special programming that promote the unique history of our State. This year, Path Through History Weekend will be held on June 20-21. With hundreds of museums and heritage sites offering special programming throughout the state at the start of the summer tourism season, this year is sure to be the most successful yet! To register your event please click on the link below:

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The Conference on New York State History will be held June 18-20 at Niagara University. The Conference is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals who come together to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective and to share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the networking of resources and services. 

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Dutchess Heritage Days 
History Fair and Civil War Reenactment
"The 150th on the 150th"


June 13-14, 2015

Thomas J. Boyce Park
6420 Route 55, Wingdale, NY 12594

Returning for the third year running, Dutchess Heritage Days will offer visitors a slice of county life, focusing on the 150th New York Volunteer Infantry (The Dutchess County Regiment) on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's end. The recreated regiment will join history organizations from around the county to explore Dutchess' role in our nation's most climactic conflict.

The reenactor camp will feature on-going demonstrations throughout the day, including marching, musket firing and children's drill with wooden muskets. The accompanying history fair will feature exhibits from historical societies and historic sites throughout the county. The event is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday and is completely FREE of charge to the public. 

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