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Finger Lakes Boating Museum receives grant for Erie Canal exhibit

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The Finger Lakes Boating Museum is set to receive an $8,000 federal grant to create an exhibit about the Erie Canal’s 200th anniversary, thanks to funding from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation (OPRHP).


The grant is part of a $392,500 package from the National Park Service and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) aimed at supporting 18 maritime heritage projects across New York State. These projects will help highlight the state’s rich maritime history.

“This funding will help preserve and showcase New York’s maritime heritage,” said Daniel Mackay, OPRHP Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation. The Finger Lakes Boating Museum’s new exhibit will focus on often-overlooked stories from the Erie Canal’s history. For more information, visit the New York State Historic Preservation Office.