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Ulster County Historical Society Awarded $1,000
Posted January 16, 2020
The Ulster County Historical Society (UCHS) has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation for renovating their headquarters, the Bevier House Museum. The renovations include updating their display and exhibit systems and improving the environmental controls of the building. These upgrades will help to create a facility that conforms to best museum practices including better housing for their current collections as well as receiving exhibit loans from other museums and organizations.
“Our goals include increasing the diversity of our visitors with programs and exhibits that attract different interests and expanding the historical interpretation of Ulster County to include art of all types, industry, and agriculture,” said Suzanne Hauspurg, Executive Director, Ulster County Historical Society. “We greatly appreciate the support of the Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation to help us accomplish these goals,” she added.
The UCHS curates and collects significant Hudson Valley artifacts, documents, and cultural items. They currently house several fine collections of artwork, furniture, and culturally significant documents. A library within the Bevier House Museum allows for researchers to access documents, land records, maps, town histories, letters, and diaries of interest to this area. Their goal is to educate the community and public on the important role the Hudson Valley and Ulster County have played in the formation of the nation.
The Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation was formed in 2003 to assist the local community in areas of housing, education, and human services.
For more information about the Ulster Historical Society, please visit them online at http://ulstercountyhs.org.
Photo Caption: The Ulster County Historical Society receives a $1,000 check from Ulster Savings Charitable Foundation. Pictured (from left to right): Suzanne Hauspurg, Executive Director, Ulster County Historical Society and Melissa Carlile, Stone Ridge Branch Manager, Ulster Savings Bank.