GHHN wordmark


Haven't heard from us lately? Do you use Gmail?
 Gmail has adjusted the inbox and all communications from Constant Contact are automatically filtered into the 'PROMOTIONS' tab - check for us there -
and move us back into your inbox!
July 2015 eNews of Note

Watch your inbox - 
more information will be coming soon...

GHHN's 2015 Annual Conference is 
presented in partnership with:


On Demand Security Webinar!

Missed out on the Security Solutions workshops and webinar we held in the past few months? Not to worry! 


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. Don't miss out on this important training opportunity!

Presenter: Donia Conn, Consultant for Cultural Heritage Collections

After registering, you will receive a link to view the two hour webinar - Watch at your leisure! 

Questions? Contact Kerry Sclafani at 914-582-3353 or [email protected]


Webinar Fee : $10.00


This webinar is supported by a grant from the New York State Library Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Program  

Awards for Excellence
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. Awards will be presented at Greater Hudson's 2015 Annual Conference on October 16, 2015. 

ELIGIBILITY: Any GHHN member organization or individual can be nominated for projects completed in the last 19 months prior to October 2015. (projects conducted from March 2014 through October 2015). Projects not yet completed must have reached a point sufficient to permit judgment of merit. You are encouraged to nominate your own organization.

NEW! Beginning this year, we will only accept electronic submissions. The portal will open on August 1, 2015 and the deadline for all nominations is August 31, 2015.  

For more information, please visit: 
Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program 
Now Open!


The Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy Trail Grant Program is now open! This annual grant program is dedicated to funding recreational trail projects. 

Eligible project categories include: 

  • Trail Planning and design;
  • Trail Construction and rehabilitation; and
  • Trail Education and interpretation.  

For more information on the program, including guidelines and to download a PDF application, please click here. 


Application Deadline: September 4, 2015

Teaching the Hudson Valley: 
2015 Institute

How our communities, our region, and our world fare over the next 100 years depends on our children and students. They need knowledge and tools to engage with big questions about culture, environment, and history.Teaching for Engagement is designed to help hone the skills needed to teach for such engagement. For more information and to register, please visit



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 our friends at the West Point Museum for hosting our GHHN Member Appreciation Boat Cruise last month! 
The weather cooperated and we had a wonderful sunset cruise on the Hudson! To see photos from the cruise, please click on the photo collage at right.
Did Your Organization Host A 
Path Through History Weekend Event? 
Please Take The Follow Up Survey - 
You Could Win a $100 Visa Gift Card!
This year's weekend featured 355 events around the state, many enthusiastic volunteers and many more hours of your time. Thank you for helping to make Path Through History Weekend events happen! 


We are very interested in monitoring the effectiveness of the program, and would request that you complete this very short (only 7 questions!) follow up survey as it is a great way to help us to demonstrate the collective impact of heritage events throughout the state. At the end of the survey, you will have the opportunity to enter into a giveaway* for a $100 Visa gift card! 

If your organization held more than one event, we would appreciate you filling out the form for each event held. 



Just click the button at right, type in your answers, feel free to share any feedback with us, and click 'Submit' - then follow the link to enter the giveaway. That's it! 
Please submit your answers by July 20, 2015!

GHHN Membership application/renewal is now online!

Don't miss out on exciting GHHN programs-- 
renew or become a member today!
      Connect With Us!

      Like us on Facebook    View our profile on LinkedIn    View our photos on flickr   Follow us on Twitter

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 Coordinator

914-582-3353 / 914-592-6726

Your clients are looking for you.....
We can help them
find you!
Join the GHHN
Don't miss out on this great opportunity to advertise your services and expertise.
Contact us today for more information on how to be listed.
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 website
Like the content we share each month?
Join us on Facebook for more of it- including up to the minute information on programs, events, interesting articles, news, and more! Click the thumb image at left to visit our FB page.
Notice: GHHN's FY2016 business meeting will be held on July 22, 2015. Membership may attend. Please contact GHHN for more information. 

GHHN is supported by:    


IMLS logo    greenway    Ledspin logo
NYCH logo 
    spicer art logo with name    textile conservation workshop     zephyr ad for web      

GHHN wordmark 

2199 Saw Mill River Road Elmsford, NY 10523



please excuse cross postings 

Greater Hudson Heritage Network | 2199 Saw Mill River Road | Elmsford | NY | 10523