The State of New York award $750,000 to the NWHF to support the continued development of the Center for Great Women facility, to be housed in the historic Seneca Knitting Mill in Seneca Falls. Funds will help to finance the ongoing adaptive rehabilitation of this historic structure on the Seneca-Cayuga Canal. The funding comes from two sources – $250K from the Empire State Development “Market NY” program. This is awarded to projects that will strengthen and encourage tourism growth in the region. $500K was awarded from the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Presentation “Heritage Areas Systems” program. This grant is awarded to projects that will acquire, preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures identified in the designated Heritage Areas.
NWHF Board President, Jeanne Giovannini stated, “We are extremely grateful for this important support and recognition by New York State that the Hall is not only rehabilitating the historic Seneca Knitting Mill, but that the Center for Great Women will have economic impact by creating jobs and attracting tourists on a state, national and international scale.”