Adirondack History Center Museum

Log Number: MP-00-07-0023-07

Staff and volunteers of eight heritage centers within the Lakes to Locks Passage corridor of northern New York will receive training in best practices for museum operations in this comprehensive program coordinated by the Essex County Historical Society. The three-year project will include eleven workshops on leadership and organizational structure, staff and volunteer training, mission and planning, collections care, and financial stability. Funding will also support hiring two "circuit riders" to help the heritage centers implement and reinforce the training and develop cultural heritage programming for visitors throughout the Lake Champlain region. Sixty cultural organizations in the surrounding region will be invited to participate in the training workshops, potentially improving skills and capacity building for over 200 museum professionals.