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TVHS staff awarded New York State scholarships



Museum Professionals Awarded Scholarships to Attend the Museum Association of New York’s 2024 Annual Conference in Albany this April.

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is proud to announce that 22 museum professionals from across New York State will attend the 2024 annual conference “Giving Voice to Value” in Albany, NY, April 6-9 with full scholarship support. Scholarships include conference registration, travel, hotel accommodation, workshop or special event registration, and complimentary individual MANY memberships for one year.

Scholarship recipients were selected through a competitive application process. Applications were reviewed by a panel that included MANY’s board members, staff, and local conference committee members. “We look forward to welcoming these exceptional professionals to Albany and express our sincere gratitude to our donors for helping MANY to expand our service to the field,” said MANY Executive Director Erika Sanger.


We are excited to announce that two of the recipients of these scholarships are from Three Village Historical Society.

2024 Scholarship Awards

BIPOC Museum Professional in Museum Administration

Awarded to a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color working in museum administration who has played a leadership role in advancing the capacity and sustainability of their museum.

Mari Irizarry, Director at Three Village Historical Society


TVHS Staff

William G. Pomeroy Foundation Scholarship

Sponsored by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation for museum professionals working in a history-related NYS museum with an annual operating budget of $250,000 or less and who have not attended a MANY annual conference in the past.

Scott R. Ferrara, Exhibits & Collections Coordinator at Three Village Historical Society


Additional funding is offered by the New York State Council on the Arts to support Professional Development for emerging museum professionals. TVHS was awarded one of these grants and will be using some of the money towards the Museum Association of New York conference in April, as well as the Greater Hudson Heritage Network conference in October.

NYSCA/CNY Arts Professional Development Grants The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) fosters and advances the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all. In partnership with CNY Arts, NYSCA offers professional development funding for eligible non-profit museums and museum service organizations in New York State that are open to the public. Kimberly Phyfe, Community Engagement Manager at Three Village Historical Society


TVHS Staff

The 2024 Annual Conference “Giving Voice to Value” will be held in Albany from April 6 to 9 and features over 100 presenters in 25 concurrent sessions, pre-conference workshops, and capstone experiences discussing and sharing new ways to communicate the value of museums to stakeholders, funders, legislators, visitors, and communities.


We are grateful for the continued support of our community partners, sponsors, donors, and members at TVHS.

Congratulations to Mari, Scott, and Kimberly on your awards!


To read more from MANY, see their announcement here: https://nysmuseums.org/MANYnews/13326851

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