GHHN eNewsletter
2016 Spring Edition

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Elmsford, NY 10523
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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. We have over 350 daily events already registered! 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:

Circuit Rider Program 
Please note: Due to the overwhelming response from the heritage community, there is currently a wait list to request a Circuit Rider to visit your site. Thank you for your patience and your interest in the Circuit Rider program.

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


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!

NYSA Student Research Awards
Deadline: July 1, 2016
For more information, click the image above!
Many thanks to Dawn and Ken at Locust Lawn for hosting our SOLD OUT Behind the Scenes in April. To see photos from the event, click here!


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Your Clients are 
looking for you!

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.


textile conservation workshop 
Hurry! Only 5 Spots Still Open for May's Behind The Scenes!

May 20, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Groundwork Hudson Valley, Yonkers
Cost: $15

We have a few spots still open for May's Behind the Scenes Networking Event. For more than a decade, Groundwork Hudson Valley has been a dynamic force in the lower Hudson Valley, making neighborhoods more livable and sustainable through on-the-ground environmental projects that directly involve local citizens. Join us on this behind-the-scenes exploration of three important Groundwork 
Hudson Valley initiatives: 

Philipse Manor Hall community gardens: Located on the grounds of historic Philipse Manor Hall, community gardens are an outdoor classroom for Groundwork Hudson Valley and an important source for vegetables sold in the Get Fresh Yonkers Farmers Market.

Saw Mill River Daylighting:  After being covered by a parking lot for decades, the Saw Mill River runs its course again. Restoring this river to the daylight has resulted in a vibrant community park and cultural destination in the center of Yonkers.

Science Barge: The Science Barge is a completely off the grid greenhouse laboratory for learning about food and energy systems. Our tour will conclude at this stunning floating structure, as we enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson River and conversation over refreshments.

*Please note: Though it is a short walk to all three of these sites, we urge you to please choose appropriate footwear. Our tour will begin at Philipse Manor Hall, 29 Warburton Ave, Yonkers, NY, on the corner of Warburton and Dock Street.

Train: Take the Metro North to the Yonkers Station and stroll up the hill to Philipse Manor Hall. Car: There is a public parking garage on Warburton Ave, just north of Philipse Manor Hall.

If you're interested, don't delay! 
Our April Behind the Scenes sold out and our upcoming June Behind the Scenes at Belfry Historic Consultants is already sold out as well!
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You Don't Want to Miss This! Register for Deaccessioning 101 Today!

May 24, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison
GHHN Members: $25.00
NonMembers:      $35.00

Deaccessioning is often viewed as a daunting process, and many organizations may not know the legal and ethical ramifications it brings. Join GHHN for a panel discussion with Steven Miller, Executive Director of Boscobel/Seton Hall University Master's in Museum Studies Faculty and Sarah Jastremski, Chartering Coordinator, New York State Education Department about the real-world challenges and issues surrounding deaccessioning projects. Participants will leave with a better understanding of deaccessioning best practices and a sense of how to implement these practices at their own sites. Workshop fee includes a lite breakfast and resource materials.

Upcoming GHHN/C2CNYS Workshops and Webinars
In addition to the Deaccessioning 101 workshop and the Life Cycle of a Museum Object Webinar that we've highlighted above - we've got a great lineup of interesting programs for the spring and summer! Visit our website:
for full descriptions and to register!

Care and Storage of Textile Collections - 
a GHHN/C2CNYS Workshop
July 11, 2016
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Hudson River Museum, Yonkers
$45 Members / $55 NonMembers

Life Cycle of A Museum Object - 
a GHHN/C2CNYS Workshop
July 22, 2016
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Elephant Hotel/Somers Historical Society, Somers
$25 Members / $35 NonMembers

Preservation, Access, Curation, and Interpretation of Textile Collections in the Digital Age - a GHHN/C2CNYS Webinar
August 26, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Space is limited! Register Today!

Annual Conference & Awards for Excellence
October 28, 2016
Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie

Sensing History: Use the Senses to Access History, Engage Audiences, and Inspire Our Future
Immerse yourself in GHHN's Annual Conference for a sensory exploration of the past. Discover and share strategies for using sound, taste, scent, touch, and sight to engage audiences in heritage collections and environments. Workshops and panels will feature approaches such as storytelling, foodways, and landscape views. Others may show how heritage sites have inspired contemporary art and performances. Explore opportunities to connect the story of your site to issues of today and action for the future!
Housekeeping for Historic Sites
A well-designed housekeeping plan serves more than one function. It not only keeps collections clean and dust-free, but also allows staff time to regularly monitor the state of the collection. Housekeeping is low-budget way to ensure that a collection is well-cared for, while supporting other collections care activities such as pest management. 
CFA Deadline Announcement
Through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA), a single application for multiple sources of state funding, 
New York State is soliciting applications for funding to advance the priorities of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). Funding will be available for the following projects:
  • Direct Assistance to Businesses and Other Organizations
  • Community Development 
  • Waterfront Revitalization 
  • Energy
  • Environmental Improvements 
  • SustainabilityPlanning and Implementation
  • Education/Workforce Development 
  • Low Cost Financing
For full solicitations, application materials, and details for CFA workshops, please visit: 

The funding solicitation opens on Monday, May 2, 2016 and applications will be accepted through the CFA until 4:00 pm on Friday, July 29, 2016.

This year, there are over 30 programs available through 11 state agencies, including Empire State Development; NYS Canal Corporation; NYS Energy Research and Development Authority; Environmental Facilities Corporation; Homes and Community Renewal; Department of Labor; New York Power Authority; Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation; Department of State; Department of Environmental Conservation, and Council on the Arts. For a schedule of CFA training workshops, please click here. 
Teaching the Hudson Valley 
2016 Institute
Teaching the HUdson Valley logo

July 26-28, 2016
Find your park, historic site, museum. Gain a classroom.

Whether you're with a museum, park, environmental group, or an historic site or society. Whether you're staff or a volunteer.
Whether you work with kindergartners
or teens. Whether you're in the mid, lower, or
upper Hudson Valley: Your colleagues are doing work you can learn from. Join us July 26-28 for 15 workshops, six tours, seven extended field experiences, food, fun, and more! 

To view the program and/or register, visit:
William G. Pomeroy Foundation Grant Program NOW OPEN!
The timeframe for the traditional grant program has been expanded: Commemorating historic people, places or things within the timeframe of 1740-1916.

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has now funded almost 300 markers in 46 counties within NYS. Historic Markers preserve your history, educate the public, and foster historic tourism which in turn can provide much needed economic benefits to the towns and villages where the markers are placed.

NEW: All grant applications must be applied for online. Please visit, click on NYS Historic Grant Programs, Historic Roadside Marker Program, and then you can click on the Tab Apply for Grants. Questions? Please call Christy at 315-476-3000 x2576 

6/13/16 - Deadline to submit LOI (Letter of Intent) to verify primary source. This is filled out online and includes your proposed marker inscription and a listing of primary documentation you will be submitting with your final application.
7/1/16 - Application deadline
End of Q3 2016 - Awards granted
New York Archives Conference
The 2016 New York Archives
Conference will be held at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh in Plattsburgh, NY on June 8-10, 2016. First time attendee? You're in luck - the deadline for grants to help more first time attendees get to the conference has been extended to May 18th!
Click here for more information on registering for the Conference!

To learn more about GHHN and the programs and resources we offer please visit us at!