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Sonnenberg Gardens gets $25,000 grant for on-site upgrades

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Park has received a $25,000 state grant to create a new collection storage area with climate controlled environment.

The matching grant will help pay for conservation-grade shelving and cabinetry to secure the archives, photos, maps, textiles and objects in proper storage to secure the historic fabric of Sonnenberg founder Mary Clark Thompson, according to the Finger Lakes Times.


They will have to raise $2,500 for the project.

“It’s inspiring to see the transformational effects of the parks and trails partnership grants and how they are enhancing the ability of park friends groups to make an even greater contribution to the stewardship of New York’s great outdoor spaces,” said Robin Dropkin, executive director of Parks & Trails New York.

Across the state around $900,000 is being tapped for similar efforts.



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