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North Creek Depot Museum receives grant to help with archive development

NORTH CREEK The North Creek Depot Museum has received a GET SET grant of $2,500 that it will use to retain the services of an museum archival specialist, the museum director announced.

Sharalee Falzerano, director of the North Creek Depot Museum (NCDM) said the museum will contract with Betty Fiske to assist in developing a state-of-the-art archival storage facility at the Museum. The GET SET grant, from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, is administered by the Upstate History Alliance.

Ms. Fiske holds a Master of Science Degree from Winterthur /University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. Her resume includes more than 47 years experience working as a curator, conservationist & lecturer, in museums throughout the country.

Her work at the North Creek Depot Museum will include developing a storage facility master plan. The effort is just one step in the strategic plan for the NCDM, adopted by its board of directors late last year. It will help meet the goal of creating programs and services that increase community and visitor involvement.

GET SET grants are one of a series of grants offered to help museums and historical societies strengthen and develop their institutions and work with their communities. These grants, administered by the Upstate History Alliance are designed to make it easy for organizations to access professional help and improve their institutions. To learn more about these grant programs, eligibility requirements and deadlines, visit UHSs web site at www.upstatehistory.org or contact Kelly Calnon Falck at the Upstate History Alliance, 1-800-895-1648.

The North Creek Depot Museum is located at 5 Railroad Place, North Creek. For more information call, 518-251-5842.

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