Hudson River Maritime Museum Receives New York State Economic Development Council Award
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is proud to announce it has been awarded $430,000 from the State of New York to improve visitor experiences and access to the museum’s campus.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will provide funding through an Environmental Protection Grant. These competitive matching grants provide funding for the development of heritage areas in the state of New York. The Hudson River Maritime Museum will use these funds to improve visitor experience by making walkway improvements, improving energy efficiency, adding solar capacity, improving the museum façade, grounds, and streetscape, and integrating connections to the Kingston Greenway and the Empire State Trail.
Robert L. Burhans, President of the HRMM Board of Trustees said, “This has been a
great year for the museum, we received our Permanent Museum Charter from the New
York State Board of Regents, our Youthboat and Sailing schools are maturing and are
recognized for their great educational experiences. This was our 40th year of service, preservation, and cultural enrichment, and we are excited to begin another forty!”
“The Hudson River Maritime Museum is both a key part of the Rondout and an unrivaled resource for all Hudson River communities. This grant will assure their continued presence in the Rondout and give them the tools needed to develop robust climate change hardening while establishing a 21st century presence. This award is a tribute to the hard work and commitment of both staff and volunteers,” says New York State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill.
“Through the Office of Economic Development, my administration has made it a priority to maximize the funding that local projects receive from state and federal grants. We do that by assisting with project formulation, connecting applicants with grant-writing expertise and advocating for Ulster County projects, but the lion’s share of the effort falls on each applicant. A hearty congratulation to the Hudson River Maritime Museum, which has received a significant funding commitment to advance their work along the Rondout Creek in Kingston. The Rondout Riverport Phase 2 Project will help ensure a vital future for the Museum and the entire Kingston waterfront district in the face of challenges from climate change and sea level rise,” says Ulster County Executive Michael Hein.
“I whole-heartedly congratulate the Hudson River Maritime Museum on their CFA Award, which will assist in our shared vision to preserve Kingston’s important history, to be a responsible and sustainable community, to give access to all community members, and to grow in smart ways. I look forward to seeing all the improvements for the Museum’s continued success,” says City of Kingston Mayor, Steve Noble.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
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