BALLSTON SPA — The Saratoga County History Center in Ballston Spa announced a $10,000 grant on Wednesday from the New York State Council on the Arts Regrowth and Capacity Grants. The grant will increase staffing hours for the History Center education staff. The History Center offers a variety of educational programs, serving children and adults.
The responsive funding of NYSCA is providing nearly 1000 organizations with over $13 million in recovery support in FY23, as part of their historic FY93 $90 million in grant making and $150 million in multi-year capital support.
“This unprecedented funding continues our investment into the vital role that the arts contribute to the health of our economy, our communities and our citizens,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “As we continue our comeback, we applaud the strength and innovation of arts organizations across the state and are all the better for their hard work and dedication.”
The History Center offers in-person and distance learning opportunities to help local schools, teachers, students, and families continue their educational journey. The History Center works with elementary, middle, high school, and college students to provide Social Studies, history, and some STEM content.
“This grant helps the history center expand opportunities from providing professional development for teachers, such as a partnership with the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution, to working with elementary school students in Ballston Spa,” said Field Horne, president of the SCHC.
The History Center is dedicated to the preservation and sharing of the diverse histories of Saratoga County. In addition to the Brookside Museum, the History Center provides various educational programs online and in-person across the county.