Barrett secures $1 million for Olana

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HUDSON – State Assemblywoman Didi Barrett (D, Hudson) has secured $1 million from the Assembly to support capital development plans for Olana State Historic Site.

The funds will be allocated towards construction of the Frederic Church Center, a new visitor entry and orientation facility and is the linchpin of the site’s larger capital development plan by the public-private partnership of the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and The Olana Partnership.

“Frederic Church is a singular historic figure who made his home here in our beautiful Hudson Valley and whose impact continues to be felt in the worlds of art, landscape design, architecture, agriculture, environmental conservation and beyond,” said Barrett.

The state environmental quality review process is underway, and the project will be presented for public comment in early 2022. Construction is anticipated to start i9n 2023.

For more information, see Olana.org/churchcenter