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Quad grants continue, with two to Columbia

Feb 08, 2011 7:58 am
[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="The Olana Viewshed, as seen on the Rural Intelligence website."][/caption]Who'd have thought that a quadricentennial would last three years? According to the Daily Freeman, the Hudson River Valley Greenway and National Heritage Area programs have announced $50,000 has been awarded to a dozen projects around the region under the Hudson River Valley Quadricentennial Implementation Grant Program, set up to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's "discovery" of the river that bears his name, and Robert Fulton's inauguartion of steamboat travel on it 200 years later, in 2009. A pair of Columbia County projects were awarded money, including $2,500 for the Olana Partnership to hold a symposium to focus on preservation of historic viewsheds and $3,950 for Historic Hudson to host an exhibition allowing viewers to trace the evolution of business and adaptive reuse of architecture on Warren Street in Hudson. Funding also includes $5,000 for SUNY New Paltz’s Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art to produce a catalog documenting an exhibition titled “Made in the Hudson Valley,” which will consist of works from the collections of the Hudson Valley Visual Arts Collections Consortium. Friends of Senate House, which is based in Kingston, got a $2,943 grant to hold an event called “Sustainable Living, 17th and 18th Century Hudson Valley Style.” Highland Landing Park Association Inc., was awarded $3,550 for a water storage and delivery system, including a water storage tank, pump, pressure tank, and necessary piping. In Northern Dutchess, Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was awarded $5,000 to create an experiential interactive display which will focus on the collection’s most significant airplanes. And the town of Hyde Park got a $4,500 grant to construct two kiosks with “interpretive panels” along the northern section of the Hyde Park Heritage Greenway Trail.