Press Release: 2013 Erie Canalway Grant
|We’re looking forward to giving out this year’s big checks over the next few weeks.|
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is awarding $45,800 in grants this year to assist nine organizations with telling the story of New York’s legendary canals. The grants for education, recreation, and preservation projects will enable us to reach new audiences and inspire people to further explore the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
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American Locomotive Company Heritage Museum, Schenectady Collaboration and Competition: Early Canals and Railroads
Capital Repertory Theater, Albany On the Go: Friend of a Friend- African American Heroes of New York’s Freedom Network
H. Lee White Maritime Museum, Oswego Derrick Boat 8 Structural Survey Project
Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester Interactive Canal Lock Exhibit
History Center in Tompkins County, Ithaca Creating a Canal Collection
Hoag Library, Albion Erie Canal Display
NYS Bicycling Coalition, multiple locations Bicycle Tour Loop Maps: From the Canal to the Interior
Village of Canastota and the Canastota Canal Town Museum Canal-scape Enhancements and Mural Project
Village of Spencerport A Walk Through History
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, P.O. Box 219, Waterford, New York 12188
The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, established in 2000 by an Act of Congress, spans 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York. It includes the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain canals and their historic alignments. The Corridor encompasses 4,834 square miles in 23 counties and is home to 2.7 million people.