Hallockville Museum Farm Awarded $30,000

Grant by the New York State Council on the Arts



Riverhead, NY (December 15, 2023) — Hallockville Museum Farm announced today it is receiving a grant award totaling $30,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the organization’s work to preserve Long Island’s family farm heritage and history and to educate individuals about its relevance today. This grant is part of New York State’s continued investment in arts and culture. NYSCA has awarded over $80 million since Spring 2023 to more than 1,500 artists and organizations across the state. 


“We are grateful to Governor Hochul and the New York State Council on the Arts for this generous grant which will be used to help pay for operating essentials such as liability insurance and port-a -potties,” said Suzanne Johnson, co-president of the Hallockville Museum Farm board of directors. “Liability insurance for 19 historic buildings is essential. And it may sound funny but until we are able to add indoor restrooms to our Naugles Barn, we rely on funding such as this grant to help us provide this necessary accommodation during our cultural events throughout the year.” 


Governor Kathy Hochul said, “Research confirms what we’ve always known here in New York: arts and culture are a powerhouse, with a staggering return on investment for our economy and our communities. Nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences generated $151.7 billion in economic activity nationwide in 2022 and New York’s unparalleled arts and culture sector is leading the way to benefit our residents, our students and our visitors every day. I commend these grantees on their achievements and look forward to their contributions in the coming year.” 


NYSCA Chair Katherine Nicholls added, “Thanks to the unwavering support of Governor Hochul and our Legislature, NYSCA is so proud to support the work of organizations and artists from across New York. Spanning the entire breadth of the arts and culture sector – from world-renowned performers to after-school programs, from long established museums to community arts and collectives – these organizations and artists together are a powerful driver of health, tourism, economy and education for our residents and visitors. On behalf of Council and staff, congratulations to Hallockville and thank you for your perseverance, your creativity and your tireless service to New York State.” 


New York State Council on the Arts

The mission of the New York State Council on the Arts is to foster and advance the full breadth of New York State’s arts, culture, and creativity for all. To support the ongoing recovery of the arts across New York State, the Council on the Arts will award $127 million in FY 2024. The Council on the Arts further advances New York’s creative culture by convening leaders in the field and providing organizational and professional development opportunities and informational resources. Created by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1960 and continued with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Council is an agency that is part of the Executive Branch. For more information on NYSCA, please visit www.arts.ny.gov, and follow NYSCA’s Facebook page.  Twitter @NYSCArts and Instagram @NYSCouncilontheArts 


Hallockville Museum Farm

Hallockville Museum Farm is a 501c3 nonprofit organization comprised of a 28-acre preserved farm homestead in Riverhead, NY. Hallockville features 19 historic buildings, including one listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Hallockville Museum Farm is dedicated to taking Long Island back to its family farming roots and exploring their relevance today.

For additional information about Hallockville Museum Farm please visit: www.hallockville.org.



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