On October 6, Senator Dan Stec (R,C-Queensbury) joined several state and regional representatives and John Brown Lives! Executive Director Martha Swan at a press conference and check presentation on the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid. John Brown Lives!, which runs programs year-round dedicated to preserving and advancing the legacy and mission of the famed abolitionist, received a $26,500 check from Parks and Trails New York to advance its strategic planning initiatives.
Stec was honored to participate in the event and highlight the positive impact the historic site and John Brown Lives! has had on protecting public lands and educating residents and tourists on an important part of our nation’s history.
“The funding given to John Brown Lives! today from Parks and Trails New York will play a crucial role in helping the organization continue to operate and promote the John Brown Farm State Historic Site,” said Stec. “John Brown Lives! has long played a pivotal role in honoring American and Adirondack history and fostering community education. I was glad to take part in this press conference to call attention to the historic site and its continued noble contributions to our region.”
Photo at top: John Brown Lives! received a $26,500 check from Parks and Trails New York to advance its strategic planning initiatives. Photo provided by James Shahen of the NYS Senate.
The photo announcing $26,500 to John Brown Lives! from Parks & Trails New York toward strategic planning should lift the spirits of all of us in the Adirondack – north country who believe that disparate people working together offers the best way to make our region continue to thrive in the future. (So nice to see Sen. Dan Stec, son of our dear friends George and Elsie Stec, actively involved in this worthwhile project.)
John Brown Farm State Historic Site, thanks to the work of Martha Swan and many others, is a special place that is being discovered and enjoyed by more and more people who live and visit our region. Perhaps this infusion of money for strategic planning can serve as a model for other efforts that bring people together for the benefit of our region and its people.