Friday, May 27, 2011

Museum Receives Grants for Online Immigrant Exhibit

We are proud to announce that we have received two grants toward our next exhibit in the immigrant series, “Making Waterford Our Home: Online.” We have been awarded $4,846 from the New York State Council on the Arts and $3,000 from the New York Council for the Humanities. Board member Patrick Richar is donating his time as our web designer! The project would not be possible without this huge donation!
The new website will include an exhibit comparing the experiences of each of the immigrant groups we have researched. Work for the project has already begun and we are planning to include interactive maps, walking tours, a database with additional information and a way for people to submit more family stories, genealogy and pictures for our collection.

The Irish Bring Out Further Support
Support for the Irish exhibit and the Immigrant Series has been tremendous. Mohawk Fine Papers has donated $1,000 for the series and over $500 from private donors has been received! One Day Signs donated the panels and banners for the exhibit!

Thank you for your

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