Legislature hears update from Schuyler history group

May 10, 2023 at 10:25 pm by Observer-Review

SCHUYLER COUNTY--At the Monday, May 8, Schuyler County Legislature meeting, Paul Bartow, a trustee for the Schuyler County Historical Society, shared news from the group.
Glenda Gephart has officially passed the baton to Heather O’Grady-Evans, who assumed the director’s position in April. The society’s 2022 budget totaled $66,000 and was supported by membership dues, general donations, fundraisers, and grants, including a $20,500 Tourism Assistance Program grant from the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and support from Schuyler County’s eight towns and four villages.
Sharing from the Society’s 2022 Annual Report, Bartow highlighted renovations to the fashion room at the Brick Tavern Museum and a slate of programs that were offered during 2022. The History Walks, offered twice a month on weekends during July and August, continued to be popular as was the Seneca Lake Underwater Exploration talk.
In 2022, the Society maintained a YouTube channel with both original and shared content, helped more than 1,000 Museum visitors, and fulfilled 80 research requests. The non-profit also collaborated with a variety of organizations, including the County’s Public Health Department for the annual HEAL Scavenger Hunt and with regional media outlets to digitize and make available to the public archived issues of the Watkins Glen Review & Express.
During the meeting, all resolutions were approved by the lawmakers.
BY Stephanie Specchio
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