Grants
Grants

Grants Awarded in 2009

The Adirondack Museum
Blue Mountain Lake, Hamilton County
Awarded $20,000 for Common Threads: 150 Years of Adirondack Quilts and Comfort
An exhibition exploring the social history of the Adirondack region through the local art form of quilting.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Adirondack Film Society
Lake Placid, Essex County
Awarded $750 for Using Film to Examine Racism in John Brown's Time
A film-based presentation examining slavery and racism during John Brown’s time.
Awarded October 23, 2009

Albany Institute of History and Art
Albany, Albany County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for the Hudson River Panorama Lecture Series
A series of lectures in conjunction with the exhibition "Hudson River Panorama: 400 Years of History, Art, and Culture."
Awarded March 6, 2009

American Sephardi Federation
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 for Jerusalem & The Jews of Spain: Longing and Reality
An exhibition about the history of Spanish Jews in Jerusalem.
Awarded October 12, 2009

Aquila Theatre Company
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,340 for The Power of the Iliad Today: Public Lecture and Reading Series
A lecture and series of related reading and discussion sessions exploring Homer's influence on classical literature.
Awarded April 15, 2009

Artmakers
Brooklyn, Kings County
Awarded $2,500 for Images of the African Diaspora in New York City
A traveling exhibition exploring how African and Caribbean art, history, religion, and myth have influenced murals created in New York City.
Awarded March 4, 2009

Asian American Writers' Workshop
New York, New York County
Awarded
$20,000 for Now Talks
A lecture series focused on contemporary social issues of relevance to NYC communities.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Baobab Cultural Center
Rochester, Monroe County
Awarded
$19,926 for The Baobab African Diaspora Scholar Series (BADSS)
A 12-month series (two programs per month) of films and talks about the African Diaspora.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design and Culture
New York, NY County
Awarded $20,000 for Margrieta van Varick: A Dutch Woman in Seventeenth-Century New York
An exhibition and catalogue on the history of Dutch New York City told through the inventory of Margrieta van Varick, a 17th-Century Dutch tradeswoman.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Beczak Environmental Education Center
Yonkers, Westchester County
Awarded
$1,000 400th Mini Grant for The Hudson River: History vs. Folklore
A panel discussion exploring the myths surrounding the Hudson River.
Awarded September 2, 2009

Boscobel Restoration
Garrison, Putnam County
Awarded
$2,500 400th Mini Grant for Home on the Hudson: Women and Men Painting Landscapes 1825-1875
A publication in conjunction with the exhibition Home on the Hudson: Women & Men Painting Landscapes, 1825-1875.
Awarded April 29, 2009

Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn, Kings County
Awarded
$2,500 for Hard Times: Exploring the Great Depression
A series of lectures and film screenings/ discussions focused on the Great Depression of the 1930s and its similarities and differences to our current economic situation.
Awarded July 1, 2009

Brookside Museum
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County
Awarded
$2,500 for Moving Forward: Exploring Our Routes in Saratoga County
An exhibition exploring the history of transportation in Saratoga County.
Awarded May 13, 2009

Canajoharie Library & Art Gallery
Canajoharie, Montgomery County
Awarded
$20,000 for Moving Frontiers: Early Transportation in the Mohawk Valley
An exhibition and program about the history of transportation in the Mohawk Valley.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Cave Canem Foundation
New York, New York County
Awarded
$3,615 for Legacy Conversation with Ntozake Shange
A public reading and interview with poet, playwright and novelist, Ntozake Shange.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Children's Media Project
Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County
Awarded $20,000 for Walking History
A project developed by local youth that uses PDA and gaming technologies to tell a community's story.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Children's Museum at Saratoga
Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County
Awarded $20,000 for Saratoga Interactive Humanities Tour for Children
An interactive, PDA tour of Saratoga designed in collaboration with the Tang Museum to "nurture a sense of community and history in young children."
Awarded January 13, 2009

Children's Museum of Science and Technology
Troy, Rensselaer County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Connecting Kids to the Past: A Walk Though 400 Years of History
An interpretive tour focusing on the history and ecology of the Hudson River
Awarded August 27, 2009

City Lore
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Birth of a City: New Amsterdam and Old New York
An exhibition of outdoor signage designed to reveal the Dutch history of New York City.
Awarded July 16, 2009

City Lore
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 for Afro-Caribbean Connections: Cuba, Dominican Republic, and Haiti
A day-long program of music and talk exploring Afro-Cuban, Afro-Hatian, and Afro-Dominican culture and music.
Awarded March 25, 2009

City of Glen Falls
Glen Falls, Warren County
Awarded $2,400 for Way of the Woods: People and the Land in the Northern Forest
Presentation of a mobile exhibition about the forest-based culture of the Northern Forest Region of New York State.
Awarded May 29, 2009

College of Mount Saint Vincent
Bronx, Bronx County
Awarded $1,435 for Women's Studies Film Series
A film and discussion series exploring the changing representation of women in popular culture.
Awarded August 27, 2009

Columbia County Historical Society
Kinderhook, Columbia County
Awarded $1,600 400th Mini Grant for Exploring Dutch Material Culture in the Hudson River Valley
A series of four tours of the historic Van Alen farmhouse in Columbia County, using the houses’ material culture to explore the cultural, economic, and social history of the region during the 18th century.
Awarded July 8, 2009

Columbia University, Department of History
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Cities in Revolt: The Dutch-American Atlantic, ca. 1650-1830
A free public conference exploring connections between North America and the Netherlands in the 18th century.
Awarded September 2, 2009

Community of Windham Foundation
Windham, Greene County
Awarded $1,000 for Heritage Walking Tour of Historic Windham, NY
The development and presentation of a tour of the history and architecture of Windham, NY.
Awarded July 1, 2009

CUNY Hostos Community College
Bronx, Bronx County
Awarded $2,400 for Boulevard of Dreams: The History of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx
A public program about the history of the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, held on the occasion of its centennial.
Awarded October 13, 2009

CUNY Medgar Evers College, Center for Black Literature
Brooklyn, Kings County
Awarded $20,000 for Tenth National Black Writers Conference
The tenth iteration of this annual writer’s conference.
Awarded July 14, 2009

CUNY Medgar Evers College, Center for Black Literature
Brooklyn, Kings County
Awarded $2,500 for Octavia Butler: A Symposium on the Work and Life
A day of programs devoted to the life and work of science fiction writer Octavia Butler.
Awarded March 17, 2009

CUNY Queens College, Godwin-Ternbach Museum
Flushing, Queens County
Awarded $2,500 for Exhibition: Working through the Great Depression: WPA Prints from the Godwin-Ternbach Collection
A series of public programs held in conjunction with an exhibition of WPA-era prints.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
Dobbs Ferry, Westchester County
Awarded $2,490 400th Mini Grant for Noted Historians Reveal Dobbs Ferry's Historic River Connections
A series of online interviews with major American scholars exploring themes related to the history of the Dobbs Ferry area and its relation to the Hudson River in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Awarded April 1, 2009

Elting Memorial Library
New Paltz, Ulster County
Awarded $2,500 for Public History in the Public Library: World History for Non World Historians
A series of six sessions devoted to introducing adults to key themes in World history.
Awarded December 23, 2009

Epic Theatre Center
New York, New York County
Awarded $5,160 for Epic Forum Series: MAHIDA's Extra Key to Heaven
A series of pre- and post-performance theatre talks designed to explore the social and political issues that surround the play "Mahida."
Awarded January 13, 2009

Epic Theatre Center
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,360 for Epic Forum Series: A MORE PERFECT UNION
A series of panel discussion following performances of the play "A More Perfect Union" exploring the social and political issues raised in this play about the Supreme Court.
Awarded April 22, 2009

Essex County Historical Society
Elizabethtown, Essex County
Awarded $2,400 for Ways of the Woods: People and the Land in the Northern Forest
The presentation of a mobile exhibition about the cultural and environmental history of the Northern Forest.
Awarded August 27, 2009

Everson Museum of Art
Syracuse, Onondaga County
Awarded $2,500 for Women as Visionaries, Women as Participants: Symposium on Women in Ceramics and the Arts & Crafts
A day-long symposium exploring women cermacist during the Arts & Crafts movement in the U.S.
Awarded June 24, 2009

Exit Art
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,450 for Negritude Public Programs: Afro-Brazilian Film Series and Moderated Panel Discussion
A film series and panel discussion in conjunction with an exhibition about the Negritude movement as it impacted the U.S., South America, and the Caribbean.
Awarded April 15, 2009

Fordham University, Bronx African-American History Project
Bronx, Bronx County
Awarded $11,700 for Lecture Series: African Immigration to the Bronx
A series of six lectures about African immigration to the Bronx.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Fort La Presentation Company
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County
Awarded $5,900 for War of 1812
A day-long program focusing on the history of the War of 1812 involving a mix of activities including lectures, walking tours, and museum visits.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Fort Ticonderoga Association
Ticonderoga, Essex County
Awarded $650 for Centennial Programs
Two public programs in conjunction with the centennial of the Fort.
Awarded June 11, 2009

Fractured Atlas
Brooklyn, Kings County
Awarded $2,000 for The Streets of Brooklyn on Film
A series of panel discussions and screenings exploring the ways in which Brooklyn has been depicted in Hollywood films.
Awarded April 1, 2009

Friends of Clermont
Germantown, Columbia County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Riverfront Trail Restoration Celebration
An interpretation of an historic Hudson Riverfront trail through five outdoor panels.
Awarded May 20, 2009

Friends of Lindenwald
Kinderhook, Columbia County
Awarded $2,500 for Jon Meacham's American Lion
A lecture by Pulitzer Prize wining author John Meacham about today's political landscape relates to the early 1900s.
Awarded August 27, 2009

Genesee Country Village and Museum
Mumford, Monroe County
Awarded $2,500 for Under Open Skies: The Art of Sport
An exhibition of art and clothing exploring issues of sport, manhood, and class from 1750 through 1900.
Awarded March 6, 2009

Geneva Historical Society
Geneva, Ontario County
Awarded $580 for Catch the Suffrage Spirit: Sampling the Miller Suffrage Scrapbooks
A lecture exploring the suffrage movement in upstate New York based on scrapbooks held by the Library of Congress
Awarded March 15, 2009

Glen Falls Queensbury HIstorical Association
Glen Falls, Monroe County
Awarded $2,500 for Entertainment in the North County
A series of programs and performances designed to compliment the exhibition “Entertainment in the North Country, 1850-1920.”
Awarded March 11, 2009

Greater Astoria Historical Society
Long Island City, Queens County
Awarded $5,150 for The Ethnic Social Clubs of Astoria: Their History and Role in Community Life
A community symposium investigating the history and continued importance of ethnic social clubs in Astoria, NY.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
North Tonawanda, Niagara County
Awarded $940 for Exhibition and Education Planning
Planning for a new exhibition and programs at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.
Awarded October 12, 2009

Hilbert College SGA
Hamburg, Erie County
Awarded $1,600 for Whose Names Are Unknown: Songs and Images
A multimedia presentation about the Great Depression and the New Deal that includes music, images, and narration developed by a scholar.
Awarded February 13, 2009

Hip-Hop Theater Festival
Brooklyn, Kings County
Awarded $20,000 for Hip-Hop Theater Festival: "On the Deep End"
A series of four public conversations in conjunction with the Hip Hop Theater Festival.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Historic Huguenot Street
New Paltz, Ulster County
Awarded $2,342 400th Mini Grant for Before Hudson: 8,000 Years of Native Esopus History and Culture
An exhibition about local archaeology and Native American history in conjunction with the Quadricentennial.
Awarded March 19, 2009

Homer Searle Camp 114, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Bridgewater, Oneida County
Awarded $250 for The Abraham Lincoln Forum
A forum about Abraham Lincoln in conjunction with the bi-centennial of his birth.
Awarded April 3, 2009

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
Cornwall on Hudson, Orange County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for History and Nature in the Hudson Valley
A series of presentations about the history and environment of the Hudson Highlands.
Awarded June 24, 2009

Hudson River Museum
Yonkers, Westchester County
Awarded $20,000 for Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture
An exhibition and companion publication exploring the Hudson Valley’s Dutch heritage and its place in the region’s evolving identity.
Awarded January 13, 2009

The Hyde Collection
Glen Falls, Warren County
Awarded $20,000 for Degas & Music Exhibition and 'Season of Degas' Cultural Events
An exhibition on the intersection of 19th Century music on Impressionist artist Edgar Degas' work.
Awarded January 13, 2009

The Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for The Hudson River Valley: An Allegory of its Architecture, Landscape and Artistic Legacy 400 Years After the Voyage of the Half Moon
A series of four public lectures exploring various aspects of the Hudson Valley.
Awarded April 29, 2009

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
North Merrick, Richmond County
Awarded $2,500 for Exhibit: Tibetan Portrait-The Power of Compassion
An exhibition of portraits of Tibetans.
Awarded February 27, 2009

Jazzmobile
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 for Sounding Diaspora: Music as a Reflection of Afro-Caribbean Cultural Experience
A discussion between Cuban Jazz composer/educator Yosvany Terry and scholar Marta Moreno Vegas exploring the Afro Caribbean Diaspora experience as expressed in music.
Awarded April 15, 2009

Just Buffalo Literary Center
Buffalo, Erie County
Awarded $2,500 for The Poetry of Art Criticism: Bill Berksen at the Albright Knox Art Gallery
A lecture and interactive discussion of the work of William deKooning.
Awarded Novermber 24, 2009

Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, Westchester County
Awarded $20,000 for Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era
An exhibition exploring Walt Whitman’s work during the Civil War era and its ties to new visual forms developing at the time.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Katonah Museum of Art
Katonah, Westchester County
Awarded $1,500 400th Mini Grant for Going Dutch: A Celebration of Dutch Colonial Food
Two family workshops for 8-12 year olds and their parents exploring the influence of Dutch culture on American food.
Awarded April 25, 2009

Little Falls Family YMCA
Geneva, Herkimer County
Awarded $1,645 for Lost Sparrow Film Showing and Post-film discussion with film creator Chris Billing
A discussion and screening of a documentary about the mysterious death of two young boys from the Little Falls community.
Awarded July 20, 2009

LPEC Quality Destinations, Inc.
Lake Placid, Essex County
Awarded $820 400th Mini Grant for Lake Champlain Sailing Ferries
Two lectures exploring the historic, social, and economic role of sail-powered ferries on Lake Champlain
Awarded October 1, 2009

LPEC Quality Destinations, Inc.
Keene Valley, Essex County
Awarded $2,500 for John Brown's Legacy
A day of programs exploring the impact of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.
Awarded October 12, 2009

The Mercantile Library Center for Fiction
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 for The Big Read: Washington Square
A series of programs including panel discussions, walking tours, performances, and readings all focused on Henry James' classic novel "Washington Square."
Awarded March 1, 2009

Mint Theater
New York, New York County
Awarded $1,798 for Fall 2009 Enrichment Events
Public programs in conjunction with a production of “Is Life Worth Living?” a play by Lennox Robinson.
Awarded August 27, 2009

Molloy College
Rockville Centre, Nassau County
Awarded $20,000 for Famous Court Trials from the 15th -20th Centuries: Historical, Religious and Contemporary Perspectives
A four-part series of programs in March 2009 drawing on 16 important court cases as catalysts for discussion about religion, the history of law, prejudice, courage and societal change.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Museum of Arts & Culture
New Rochelle, New York County
Awarded $2,500 for Silents Are Golden: 100th Anniversary of the Thanhouser Film Company
A public discussion and film screening in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Thanhouser Studio, a silent film production company in New Rochelle, NY.
Awarded July 10, 2009

Museum of the City of New York
New York, New York County
Awarded $20,000 for Amsterdam/New Amsterdam: The Worlds of Henry Hudson
A spring 2009 exhibition in conjunction with the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial that explores the global significance of Henry Hudson’s voyages and the Dutch influence on the character of New York and the country.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Musicians of Ma'alwyck
Scotia, Schnectady County
Awarded $2,500 for The American Revolution in Music: The History of "The Poor Soldier" in Revolutionary America
A series of presentations about themes relating to the 1783 opera "The Poor Solider" as well as display of historical materials associated with the production.
Awarded January 1, 2009

Neversink Valley Area Museum
Cuddebackville, Orange County
Awarded $2,400 for Women in Early Film
A series of film screenings and lectures exploring women in early film making.
Awarded April 22, 2009

New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, Bronx County
Awarded $20,000 for "Emily Dickinson's Flowers" at The New York Botanical Garden
A garden-wide initiative exploring the importance of plants as a source of inspiration for Emily Dickinson and other poets/writers.
Awarded July 14, 2009

New York Folklore Society
Schenectady, Schenectady County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for A Lecture Series About Native American Life in the Hudson Valley
A series of three lectures about issues facing Native Americans in the Hudson Valley region, held in conjunction with the Quadricentennial.
Awarded July 1, 2009

The New-York Historical Society
New York, New York County
Awarded $20,000 for The Lincoln Series of Public Programs
Public programming examining the influence of New York on Abraham Lincoln.
Awarded July 14, 2009

New York Society of the Archaelogical Institute of America
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 for Celluloid Idylls: Swords, Scandals & Sex, or How the Movies Made My Career
A film and video festival exploring themes exploring issues related to the portrayal of archaeology in popular media.
Awarded March 6, 2009

New York State Archives Partnership Trust
Albany, Albany County
Awarded $2,500 for 2009 Empire State Archives and History Award
A conversation between Harold Holzer and historian James McPherson.
Awarded September 2, 2009

New York State Archives Partnership Trust
Albany, Albany County
Awarded $1,378 400th Mini Grant for Quadricentennial Lecture: Professor Tom Lewis on The Hudson
A free lecture by Tom Lewis, author of "The Hudson: A History."
Awarded August 6, 2009

Niagara University, Office of Academic Affairs
Niagara University, Niagara County
Awarded $11,122 for Contests for Continents: The Seven Years War in Global Perspective
A range of programs including a keynote address, tours, and panel presentations focused on Old Fort Niagara’s role in the Seven Years War.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Oneida Public Library District
Oneida, Madison County
Awarded $1,396 for The Muses Seminar 2009
Two free adult enrichment mini-courses focusing on American utopian communities and the U.S. Civil War.
Awarded February 7, 2009

Ontario County Historical Society
Canandaigua, Ontario County
Awarded $2,500 for Exhibit on History of Western NY- Planning Phase
A planning grant for an exhibition about the history of Western New York.
Awarded June 8, 2009

Oysterponds HIstorical Society
Orient, Suffolk County
Awarded $19,666 for Augustus Griffin's World: Oysterponds, Long Island, and the New Nation
An exhibition that draws on one person’s experience to explore the relationship between national events and local experience on Long Island in the late-18th and early-19th centuries.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Performa
New York, New York County
Awarded $10,000 for PERFORMA 09 Public Education Panels
A range of programs, exploring the intersection of art history, Italian culture, women's history, urban planning and NYC architecture with the Futurist movement.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Poets House
New York, New York County
Awarded $20,000 for Can Poetry Save the Earth: From the Green Man to Ecopoetics
Public programming exploring the relationship between poetry and ecology.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Putnam County Historical Society and Foundry School Museum
Cold Spring, Putnam County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Understanding the Hudson: Over 1,000 Postcards of the Hudson River and its Environs
An exhibition of historic photos of the Hudson River in conjunction with the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial.
Awarded September 15, 2009

Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, Monroe County
Awarded $15,843 for The Sixth Generation: Symposium on the New Wave of Chinese Cinema
A symposium on the Chinese Sixth Generation Cinema.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Sachem Public Library
Holbrook, Suffolk County
Awarded $2,450 for Printing costs for Booklet and Program Brochure to support the exhibit: Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation
Support for publications associated with the presentation of the exhibition "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation."
Awarded May 13, 2009

Schenectady County Historical Society
Schenectady, Schenectady County
Awarded $12,500 for Schenectady 1809-2009: 200 Years of Community, Creativity, and Culture
An exhibition and program series exploring the history of Schenectady County in conjunction with the county’s bicentennial.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Seaway Trail Foundation, Inc.
Sackets Habor, Jefferson County
Awarded $2,500 for the Seaway Trail Quilt Show Exhibit: Passing on the Comfort
An exhibition of quilts made by a Dutch woman involved with the resistance during World War II.
Awarded January 31, 2009

Shakespeare Society
New York, New York County
Awarded $20,000 for Shakespeare Society's 2009-2010 Season Public Events
A variety of public programming to complement the 2009-2010 theatrical season.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Slate Valley Museum Foundation
Granville, Washington County
Awarded $2,500 for Rus'skyj Muzikanty: Folk Music and Culture of Carpatho-Rusyn Immigrants and Their Eastern European Neighbors
A program exploring the historical and cultural context of Carpathian folk music as it relates to the heritage of the Slate Valley.
Awarded April 3, 2009

South Asian Women's Creative
New York, New York County
Awarded $12,000 for Strange love: SAWCC's Sixth Annual Literacy Festival
A two-day literary festival exploring themes related to contemporary disasporic South Asian literature.
Awarded February 11, 2009

South Street Seaport Museum
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Seaport Magazine- New Amsterdam Exhibition Issue
Support for a special double-issue of the magazine "Seaport" in conjunction with an exhibition about early New York.
Awarded July 28, 2009

Southold Historical Society
Pine City, Chemung County
Awarded $1,000 for Southold Historical Society Lecture Series
A series of lectures about local and regional history related to Long Island.
Awarded September 15, 2009

St. John Fisher College
Rochester, Monroe County
Awarded $2,500 for It's Witchcraft: The Legends and Realities of Witches
A public program exploring the history of witchcraft and its connections to contemporary medical ethics.
Awarded October 1, 2009

St. Mark's Historical Landmark Fund
New York, New York County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Five Dutch Days Five Boroughs 2009 Brochure
Brochure for a series of public programs that are part of the annual "5 Dutch Days" celebration.
Awarded June 18, 2009

Staten Island Museum
Staten Island, Richmond County
Awarded $15,000 for CONTACT: 1609
A series of programs designed to answer the question “What Happened to the Lenape?” offered in conjunction with a contemporary art exhibition in spring 2009 exploring the same topic.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island
New York, New York County
Awarded $20,000 for In Search of the Lenape: The Delaware Indians Past and Present
In celebration of New York's Quadricentennial this exhibition will survey the history of the local Lenape Indian tribe.
Awarded January 13, 2009

Stone Ridge Library
Stone Ridge, Ulster County
Awarded $1,325 for Julia Lawrence Hasbrouck Local History Lecture Series
A four-part lecture series exploring the history, culture, and archaeology of the Stone Ridge region, held in conjunction with the library's centennial year.
Awarded June 24, 2009

SUNY Albany, Office for Sponsored Programs
Albany, Albany County
Awarded $2,500 for The Future of History in the Empire State.  A public lecture and discussion with Dr. Kenneth Jackson
A public lecture about the future of New York by noted historian Kenneth Jackson.
Awarded October 23, 2009

SUNY Buffalo, Art Galleries
Buffalo, Erie County
Awarded $20,000 for Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture: From the Larkin Building to Broadacre City
An exhibition exploring architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 32-year relationship with the executives of Buffalo’s Larkin Soap Company.
Awarded July 14, 2009

SUNY Buffalo, Department of English
Buffalo, Erie County
Awarded $2,500 for Buffalo Bloomsday Book June 2009 Community Tabloid Project
A tabloid-style publication in conjunction with Buffalo's annual celebration of Bloomsday.
Awarded March 26, 2009

SUNY New Paltz, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
New Paltz, Ulster County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Public Program for the Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th Century American Landscape Paintings from the New York Historical Society
A series of lectures, gallery talks, and interactive workshops for families in conjunction with the exhibition The Hudson River to Niagara Falls, 19th Century American Landscape Painting from the New York Historical Society.
Awarded May 13, 2009

SUNY Press
Albany, Albany County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for New York Sings: Celebrating 400 Years of HIstory
A series of lecture-performances exploring the New York's history through song.
Awarded February 27, 2009

Thomas Cole National Historic Site
Catskill, Greene County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Presenting a New Exhibition: Views of the River in the Hudson River School
An exhibition and programs exploring the representations of the Hudson River through Hudson River School paintings.
Awarded January 1, 2009

Town of Schodack
East Schodack, Rensselaer County
Awarded $500 for Tantillo Educational Program
A lecture by noted marine artist and historian Leonard Tantillo exploring the early Dutch Colony in Albany, NY.
Awarded April 1, 2009

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY)
Canton, Saint Lawrence County
Awarded $2,500 for A Conversation about Traditional Adirondack Music
A series of informal panel discussions exploring the history of traditional music in the Adirondacks, being held in conjunction with the launch of a new website on the same topic.
Awarded April 15, 2009

Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region
Albany, Albany County
Awarded $1,190 for A 4th of July Oration: Liberty and Justice for All
A lecture about historic and contemporary understandings of the concept of liberty.
Awarded June 17, 2009

The University at Albany Foundation
Albany, Albany County
Awarded $19,600 for Along the Hudson-Champlain Corridor
A series of 15 public programs related to the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial held in partnership with a variety of venues in the Capital District.
Awarded July 14, 2009

WAMC Northeast Public Radio
Albany, Albany County
Awarded $20,000 for New York's Hudson River: An Audio Portrait of 400 Years of History
Nine hours of radio broadcasts celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage.
Awarded July 14, 2009

Wave Hill
Bronx, Bronx County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Exploring the Hudson River's Role in the Development of the Performing Arts in New York State
Pre-concert lectures and a publication exploring the ways in which the Hudson River served as both artistic inspiration and conduit for artistic ideas through the early 20th century.
Awarded August 6, 2009

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Woodstock, Ulster County
Awarded $2,500 for Byrdcliffe Afternoons at White Pines
A series of summer lectures at this former arts colony about the history, people, and art of Byrdcliffe.
Awarded June 12, 2009

Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild
Woodstock, Ulster County
Awarded $2,500 400th Mini Grant for Ahoy, Where Lies Henry Hudson? an outdoor sculpture exhibition?
An "explorer's guide" to an outdoor exhibition of "memorials" to Henry Hudson designed by 16 noted Hudson Valley architects.
Awarded April 30, 2009

World Awareness Children's Museum
Glens Falls, Warren County
Awarded $11,000 for A Glimpse of World Folktales and Legends
An exhibition, panel discussion and lecture about unfamiliar folktales from different cultures.
Awarded July 14, 2009

World Sound Foundation
Stone Ridge, Ulster County
Awarded $20,000 for Newburgh-Beacon Audio Adventure Tour
A cell-phone based historical/cultural tour of the Newburgh and Beacon areas.
Awarded January 14, 2009

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
Rochester, Monroe County
Awarded $17,500 for How Did We Get Here: Radio/Lecture Program on the Humanities and the Economy
A series of 10, three-five minute radio essays on the connections between the current economy and its roots in philosophy, history, political science and ancient culture.
Awarded July 14, 2009