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GHHN eNewsletter


2016 MidWinter Edition


2199 Saw Mill River Road

Elmsford, NY 10523



Priscilla Brendler 

Executive Director


Kerry Sclafani

Program Coordinator

E-Newsletter Editor  

Register Your PTHW
Event Today! 
The Path Through History Weekend will be held this year on June 18-19  and we welcome your partnership as we work together to showcase New York's unparalleled history.  If your organization is holding an event during this time frame that connects with New York history, we encourage you to participate so we can include it in our promotional efforts. 

To learn more about Path Through History Weekend and to register your event, visit:

 C2CNYS Circuit Rider Program Extended Until 10/1/16!
Because of popular demand and thanks to IMLS's gracious support, the Circuit Rider program has been extended! 

The Circuit Rider will come to your organization for a half-day site visit focusing on a topic that is determined in advance an will discuss various areas of stewardship with you, help identify your specific collections issues, suggest and prioritize basic steps to improve care of your collections, review your existing documents and forms, provide you with templates, and suggest site-specific resources. Best of all, the program is completely FREE to participants who apply during the grant period. 
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And that's not all! There are exciting new C2CNYS webinars and workshops coming this spring. Stay tuned for more information!

Questions? Call 914.592.6726 or email Priscilla Brendler at [email protected] 


We know it's February, but we couldn't wait to let you know that our Annual Membership Appreciation Boat Cruise will be on FRIDAY, JUNE 24th! 

Registration will open on June 1 -Remember, space is limited - make sure to mark your calendar now!


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Help them find you through the GHHN Consultant Registry!


Every day we receive calls from our members looking for specialty resources for specific projects, ranging from architects to development professionals to conservators. GHHN has created a Consultant Registry to aid in your quest for professional help. Consultants who are listed with this site were carefully screened prior to acceptance; however, inclusion on this site is not an endorsement of the quality of work of any individual or business.


To look for a specific consultant, visit our website and click on the Resources tab to find the Consultant Registry. Here you will find specialists ready to help. Are you a professional who is not included in the Consultant Registry? Don't miss out on this great opportunity to advertise your services and expertise. Contact us today for moreinformation on how to be listed.


MANY Conference
April 17-19, 2016 
Museums - Core to Communities
Museums are important and relevant centers for convening communities to discuss current issues, providing education for all, and offering valuable connective resources. They are essential to their community and region. Museums are CORE: Connective;Original/Open;Reflective/ Resourceful/Relevant; Essential

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2016 Conservation Treatment Grant Program Application Deadline 
Fast Approaching (3/1/16)!
WHAT WE FUND: Support of up to $7500 is available for conservation treatment of paintings, works on paper, textiles, furniture, frames, sculptures, historical, ethnographic, and decorative objects owned by eligible organizations. Funding is also available for treatment costs for supports, frames, stands and mounts that are integral to the treatment of the object.

WHAT WE DO NOT FUND: Grant will not support treatment of archival collections. Grant will not support staff salaries. Funds are not available for preventative care, re-housing or re-formatting of objects, purchases of storage furniture, or upgrading environmental systems.

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Our application process is now PAPERLESS. 

For more information on the new application process (including two pre-recorded webinars on the application process), updated grant guidelines, and listings of past grantees, please visit our website at:

MARCH 1, 2016, 11:59 PM

The Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of Greater Hudson Heritage Network and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Preservation League of NYS: Free Info Session on Available Grants
February 24
10 AM - 12 PM
Lyndhurst Carriage House

Not-for-profit groups and municipalities are invited to attend a free information session on Preserve New York and Technical Assistance Grants (TAG), the signature grant programs of the Preservation League of New York State, in partnership with the  New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 24th at 10 AM at the Carriage House at Lyndhurst, 639 South Broadway in Tarrytown. Frances Gubler, Preservation Associate at the League, will explain the requirements of the grants, the process of applying, and discuss some successful previous applicants. The meeting is hosted by Greater Hudson Heritage Network, and reservations are required. Click on the button below to register or email Kerry Sclafani at [email protected] to reserve your spot. 
A total of $265,128 is available for funding in 2016. This includes $255,128 in funding from NYSCA and $10,000 from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for the TAG program. The League will disburse this amount over two grant rounds, Preserve New York and TAG in the spring, and an additional TAG funding round in the fall. The application deadline for Spring TAG and 2016 Preserve New York is Monday, April 11. Guidelines for grants are posted on the League's website at Prospective applicants must discuss proposed projects with Preservation League staff before receiving an application. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may contact Frances Gubler at 518-462-5658 x 10 or at [email protected] for more information or to request an application. 

The Preserve New York Grant and Technical Assistance Grant programs are made possible through funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Behind The Scenes Returns!
We have a few exciting Behind the Scenes Networking Events scheduled for the next few months. Watch your email and/or the GHHN website for the official registration announcements. In the meantime, please Save the Date for:

Friday, April 29
Locust Lawn, Gardiner, NY
The historic Locust Lawn Farm is a rare treasure filled with the furnishings, clothing and possessions of five generations of the prosperous Hasbrouck family. Join us as we explore this fantastic site!

Friday, June 10:
We'll be traveling to Beacon to visit our friends at Belfry Historic Consultants, purveyors of historically accurate documented fabrics, carpeting, wallpapers, trimmings, and research since 1986. 

We're still working out a few details for our May BTS, but we expect to announce where we'll be going soon - Stay tuned!
A Race Against Time: 
Preserving AV Media Videos
Many of the machine-dependent audiovisual collections held by our cultural institutions are in peril. Therefore, it is crucial to have knowledge about the life expectancy and unique needs of our legacy media in order to make good preservation decisions. From wax cylinders, 78s, motion picture film, magnetic wire, and magnetic audiotapes, to LPs & 45s, audiocassettes, videotapes, and videocassettes, each format has a critical point at which information will begin to be lost.
The challenge of long-term preservation for these formats is that they often require intervention, including cleaning and reformatting. To maximize the life of these materials, one must understand the nature of the media, causes of deterioration, storage and handling practices, and the various types of playback equipment. This online tutorial was developed for curators, librarians, archivists, collections managers and other staff who are involved in managing machine-based media collections in cultural institutions. Viewers will learn basic principles and concepts for managing audiovisual collections and will be provided with information and strategies for preservation, contracting for reformatting, and finding funding opportunities. Keep Reading
NYSA Student Research Awards
Deadline: July 1, 2016
For more information, click the image above!
NYSCA Museum Program 
Guidelines Webinars
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) has just released the guidelines and will soon release the application deadlines for its next cycle of funding - for Fiscal Year 2017. 

General Operating Support Guidelines Webinar
Thursday, February 11
11:00 am - 12:00 noon
This webinar will review Eligibility and Guidelines for General Operating Support as well as offer time for Q&A. It will *not* review the process for accessing the Grants Gateway.

Register here:

Project Support Guidelines Webinar
Thursday, February 11
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This webinar will review Eligibility and Guidelines for Project Support as well as offer time for Q&A. It will *not* review the process for accessing the Grants Gateway.

Register here:
DHP Grant Applications Due 3/1! NYS archives
Documentary Heritage Program (DHP) grants are designed to help build a more comprehensive 
and equitable documentation of New York State's history and culture by supporting projects that identify, survey, collect, arrange & describe, and make available important records relating to groups and topics traditionally under-represented in the State's historical record. A total of $92,000 is expected to be available for grant projects; grants will be available in amounts up to $25,000. For the complete guidelines and application instructions, please click here.

Important: Pursuant to the New York State Division of Budget Bulletin H-1032, New York State has instituted key reform initiatives to the grant contract process which require not-for-profits to register in the Grants Gateway and complete the Vendor Prequalification process in order for proposals to be evaluated. For more information about prequalification, please click here. 
NYSL Conservation/Preservation Discretionary Grant Due 4/1!
The Conservation/Preservation Program provides State funding for libraries and other 
organizations engaged in efforts to preserve deteriorating library research materials. It is administered by the New York State Library's Division of Library Development. The purposes of the Conservation/Preservation program are to encourage the proper care and accessibility of research materials, to promote the use and development of guidelines and technical standards for conservation/preservation work, and to support the growth of local and cooperative activities within the context of emerging national preservation programs. The New York State Program for the Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials Discretionary Grant Program application is no longer issued in paper. For more information on how to apply, please click here. 
 To learn more about GHHN and the programs and resources we offer please visit us at! 

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