The State Museum, State Library and State Archives are temporarily Closed.

Clinton County Historical Association Receives COVID-19 Grant from the Pomeroy Foundation

The Clinton County Historical Association was selected for a $2,000 grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, as part of the foundation’s efforts to aid history-related organizations in New York State during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCHA will use the grant from the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History to provide our home-based staff with better equipment and to improve communications through our web site.

This was a generous and much welcomed grant from an organization who consistently responds to and supports the needs of the museum community.

CCHA closed its Museum on March 13 and sent staff and volunteers home to ensure their safety during the pandemic. The Association has since been following the governor’s guidelines and postponed all scheduled events indefinitely. In addition, the Bluff Point Lighthouse, which is usually open on summer weekends, will remain closed until further notice.

That said, CCHA remains active despite the pandemic, with executive committee members and trustees, as well as its two paid staffers, working from home updating collections and the website. The Association’s Facebook pages remain active and inspire plenty of community engagement, and CCHA Director Helen Allen Nerska is responding to all research inquiries received by email and phone.

For more details, including other grant awards, see the attached press release from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation or contact Nerska at director@clintoncountyhistorical.org. Read more...