Southold Historical Museum announced today a grant award totaling $10,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the recovery of the nonprofit arts and culture sector.   These recovery grants support arts and cultural nonprofit organizations negatively affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021, Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022.  Southold Historical Museum, which celebrated its reopening for the season with a new look, is pleased to be the recipient of this grant.


“Though the pandemic has had a negative impact on our finances, we are grateful for the support of agencies like NYSCA as well as from our neighbors.  People have demonstrated that they understand the value in having a museum that promotes interest in and education about the local history,” states Southold Historical Museum Executive Director Deanna Witte-Walker. 


Governor Kathy Hochul said, “These awardees represent the best of what New York’s vibrant communities have to offer and with this funding in hand, they will be able to not only continue their creative and inspiring work, but help spur revitalization in their own backyard as well.”


“NYSCA applauds Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature for their responsive investment of $105 million for the nonprofit arts and culture sector. 2022 will continue to bring change and Southold Historical Museum will play a vital role in the renewal of our state’s economy and creative ecosystem,” said Mara Manus, Executive Director, NYSCA.


Southold Historical Museum will use the grant to support its operating budget which provides for programs such as in-person and virtual lectures, seasonal exhibits, elementary school field trips, special programs, plus maintenance of the multiple historic buildings.

For more information about this grant award or any other museum programs, please call (631) 765-5500 or email



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