The September meeting of the Mohawk Valley Museums Consortium is scheduled for Tuesday the 10th starting at 1 pm at the Charlton Historical Society, 2009 Maple Avenue, in Charlton, Saratoga County, NY. This meeting is for member organizations and the public that may be interested in the topics being presented.
Jerry Snyder from the Historic Amsterdam League will give a presentation on how to create successful cemetery tour programs. HAL has offered several programs throughout the city of Amsterdam to highlight the historic neighborhoods and prominent residents of the past. Snyder will discuss how the cemetery tours are planned and conducted using volunteers as interpreters playing the role of historic figures.
Representatives from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation will also be presenting on their roadside marker grant programs. The Foundation is committed to supporting the celebration and preservation of community history. Their signage grant programs span everything from commemorating New York State history and the National Register of Historic Places to celebrating folklore and women’s suffrage.
Pomeroy grants are open to all 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions and local, state and federal government entities. Municipal historians or local historical organizations may apply for a marker on behalf of the property owner.
Light refreshments will be offered. This is a free event.
The Mohawk Valley Museums Consortium is a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to providing a method for historical organizations in the Mohawk Valley to realize their potential through resource sharing, professional development and member collaboration.
More information on the Mohawk Valley Museums Consortium, is available online.