Newburgh Historical Society chosen for matching grant

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NEWBURGH – The Pomeroy Fund for New York State History has selected the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay and the Highlands as a participant in a matching grant program geared toward raising funds to support safely reopening under the state’s guidelines.

The fund was established in April of this year through a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York.

The Newburgh organization is among 21 selected statewide to participate after they submitted proposals that outlined plans for reopening, identifying multiple funding sources, creative ways to grow donors, and collaborative partnerships to find new avenues of support.

“Our hope is that these matching grants will give history organizations an added financial boost as they take the necessary steps to reopen safely and plan for the future,” said Deryn Pomeroy, director of strategic initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “They are assets to our communities and stepping up to support them during these challenging times will make a tangible difference.”