Pomeroy Foundation Grant

Historical Society Receives Pomeroy Foundation Grant


The Historical Society of Woodstock is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded a grant from The Pomeroy Foundation in conjunction with the Museum Association of New York. Dedicated  to enhancing HSW's technological base, the grant will go to provide computer equipment and an update of archival software for the newly repurposed accessible research/office space, permitting easier access for the public to the Society's extensive records. The grant is part of the Pomeroy Foundation's efforts to assist history-related organizations across New York State that have been forced to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


“History organizations help to enrich our communities,” said Bill Pomeroy, Founder and Trustee of the Pomeroy Foundation. “The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History was established to provide much needed assistance during these challenging times. This was a very competitive grant program and our hope is that the funding that’s been awarded will make a meaningful difference in the time ahead.” 


“We reviewed more than 170 grant applications totaling almost $300,000 in requests,” said Erika Sanger, Executive Director for the Museum Association of New York. “This incredible response demonstrates how deeply our museums have been hit by this crisis and how much support it will take to get New York’s museums open and functioning again. We are grateful for the Pomeroy Foundation for being a leader in our state’s philanthropic community and reaching out to help history organizations in these uncertain times.”