Tuesday, March 11, 2014

NYS Remiss In Champlain Heritage Grant Applications

image001The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) has awarded Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) grants totaling about $80,000.

Just seven of 21 funded projects are located in New York State. $54,000 was awarded to Vermont programs while just $27,075 was awarded in New York.

According to a recent press release: “Heritage Grants support projects that highlight local heritage and commemorate the War of 1812 and the American Civil War. Ten commemoration projects will promote the anniversaries and support bicentennial/sesquicentennial programs and events. Eleven local heritage proposals will involve youth and students in the research and interpretation of local heritage, and the creation of new artistic expressions of local history and culture through fresh perspectives and new technology.”

The local heritage grants were awarded as follows.

Abenakis Helping AbenakisNulhegan Youth Drummers/Dancers$2,500
Burlington City ArtsPathways: Past/Present$5,000
Burr and Burton AcademyBurr and Burton Academy Regional Heritage Project$5,000
Clinton County Historical AssociationThe History of the Plattsburgh Barracks, Digital Exhibit$2,500
Ethan Allen Homestead FoundationInvesting in the Future by Studying the Past$2,000
Flynn CenterHistory Comes Alive! Youth Engagement in Local History through the Arts$5,000
Henry Sheldon MuseumTrapping Boats of Lake Champlain; A Comparative Study and Survey of Cultural Artifacts in Addison County, Vermont and Essex County, NY$4,900
Lake Champlain Maritime MuseumUp the Creek$5,000
St Albans Historical Society & MuseumSaint Albans Raid Walking Tour App$2,500
St Albans City SchoolLife in St Albans VT Community: Fall 1824$2,500
Vermont Arts ExchangeIntergenerational Expressive Arts Documenting Veteran’s Narratives at the Vermont Veterans’ Home$2,500

Battle of Plattsburgh AssociationBattle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Re-enactor encampment and Battle Re-enactments$5,000
Bronx County Historical Society“A New Horse for a New Country”$4,600
Burlington CEDOBurlington 2014 War of 1812 Commemoration Activities$2,500
Clinton County Historical SocietyClinton County Civil War Record, 1861-1865, Digital Exhibit$5,000
Friends of Northern Lake ChamplainJohn Smith Legacy Project$5,000
Lake Champlain Maritime MuseumRabble in Arms 2014: The Attack on Fort Cassin$5,000
St Albans Historical Society & MuseumSaint Albans Raid 150th Anniversary Education & Outreach Kit$5,000
Town of ManchesterFourth of July Civil War and War of 1812 Commemoration$4,500
Town of Schuyler FallsThe War of 1812 and Civil War – Veterans from Town of Schuyler$3,100
Whallonsburg Civil AssociationThe War of 1812: The Champlain Valley and the Conflict that Redefined North America$1,975

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John Warren

John Warren has been exploring the woods and waters of the Adirondacks for almost 50 years. After a career as a print journalist and documentary television producer he founded Adirondack Almanack in 2005 and co-founded the geolocation services company Adirondack Atlas in 2015.

John remains active in traditional media. His Adirondack Outdoors Conditions Report can be heard Friday mornings across the region on the stations of North Country Public Radio and on 93.3 / 102.1 The Mix. Since 2008, John has been a media specialist on the staff of the New York State Writers Institute.

John is also a professional researcher and historian with a M.A. in Public History. He edits The New York History Blog and is the author of two books of regional history. As a Grant Consultant for the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, he has reviewed hundreds of historic roadside marker grant applications from around New York State for historical accuracy.

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