Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced a series of Museums for America (MFA) Grants awarded to museums in New York’s 21st Congressional District by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The MFA Grant Program is the IMLS’s largest discretionary program for museums. These grants are designed to promote the role of museums and educational programs in communities by strengthening their ability to serve the public. Grant totals within the 21st District exceed $430,000.

“Museums are essential for protecting our rich North Country history and for sharing our way of life with visitors from around the world,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “This funding will enable three local organizations to further develop their programming, expand employment opportunities, and bolster the pride we all have in our region’s unique place in American history. I congratulate the recipients of these important grants, and thank them for their years of work serving the public and enriching lives through education.”

Information about the museums receiving IMLS MFA Grants can be found below:

Institution: Adirondack Museum

Award Amount: $156,573

Institution: Fort Ticonderoga

Award Amount: $249,400       

Institution: The Wild Center

Award Amount: $24,321