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Rep. Zeldin Announces 40K NEH Grant for Long Island Museum

August 3, 2017
Press Release

Stony Brook, NY – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages has been awarded $40,000 through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) competitive grant program. Funding from this grant will be used to support the museum’s “A World Before Cars” Gallery. 

Congressman Zeldin said, “Since 1939, the Long Island Museum has stood as one of our greatest sources of local art, history, and culture, and this grant will help the museum continue its excellent work. I would like to thank the National Endowment for the Humanities for recognizing this important initiative. It is paramount that we continue to support and fund our local historical sites, museums, and arts programs, and I am honored to do my part in Congress.”

Long Island Museum Executive Director Neil Watson said, “We are thrilled and honored that the NEH is supporting our proposal to plan a new fully-immersive gallery that will help visitors understand how carriages and horses connect to our modern automotive culture. Working with world-class designers and consultants, the museum will create an exciting and engaging interactive new 2,400-square-foot gallery.”

Established in 1965, the National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency that provides grant funding for museums, archives, libraries, other organizations to promote excellence in the humanities across the United States. This May, Congressman Zeldin voted to fund the NEH at $149.8 million, an increase of $1.9 million from the previous year (H.R. 244, Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017).