At the annual conference for the Museum Association of New York (MANY), President Bill Sauers accepted a Certificate of Commendation for the “Our Town in World War II” project. The project was submitted in the category of “Engaging Communities“ and was one of only fifteen awards given out at Lake Placid.
Bill Sauers and Marie Poinan were able to attend the three-day conference thanks to a travel grant application submitted in November of 2015. This grant was one of 46 awarded across NY State and covered the cost of registration, hotel lodging and mileage. Sessions were designed for museum professionals to focus on skill building and organizational capacity building. Bill and Marie were able to connect with other nonprofits to explore new ways to increase awareness, new programming and investigate the museum’s place.