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Seneca Falls Historical Society receives grant dollars through Pomeroy Fund

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The Seneca Falls Historical Society has received funding through the Pomeroy Fund for New York State History.

The funding is part of an effort to bring back, or hire museum educators.

The Pomeroy Fund, which is a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation® and the Museum Association of New York (MANY), has awarded almost $300,000 to 96 history-related organizations across New York State since spring 2020.

“We are grateful to museum educators across the state who help enhance our understanding of history,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Trustee and Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “We are proud to provide funding and support to these organizations and their dedicated employees, who play a vital role in preserving and sharing New York’s rich historical heritage.”

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Educators receiving support through the fifth round of the Pomeroy Fund will plan and deliver interpretive programs, including school programs, teen programs, early childhood programs, family days, festivals, programs for older adults, programs for New Americans, and targeted audience-specific programs.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to expand our educational programs for both children and adults. We are very thankful to both MANY and the Pomeroy Foundation,” added Nellie Ludemann, Executive Director for the Historical Society.

“We are honored to be able to continue this partnership with the Pomeroy Foundation to support the work of museums that tell the story of New York State’s history through their collections and programs,” said MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger. “This was an especially competitive grant cycle and awards were made to only the most outstanding applicants. Museum Education staff and the programs they deliver were especially hard hit in the past three years and these grants will make a real difference in twenty different communities.”

This grant will go toward hiring an individual to implement the various school programs the historical society produces, as well as help to develop new programs to expand the historical society’s adult education and outreach initiatives.