Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association Awarded $200,000

December 8, 2011 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that $785 million in grants has been awarded through his Regional Economic Development Council initiative.

The Lake Erie Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association was awarded $200,000 for its Grape Discovery Museum project by the New York State Office of Parks Recreation & Historic Preservation. This project is part of the final phase in the completion of a Grape Discovery Center (.pdf) located at 8305 West Main Road in Westfield, New York.

The Grape Discovery Center will educate visitors about the historic development of the region and the role that grape growing played in the region’s cultural landscape and communities. The plan proposes 19 exhibit panels in the Display Room and 14 exhibit displays, free standing and wall mounted, for the reception/gift shop space, as well as exterior exhibits and an orientation pavilion.

Congratulations to Andy Dufresne and all the other volunteers at the Heritage Association for their success in obtaining this grant.

For more information about the economic development funding through the regional councils, please refer to Governor Cuomo’s December 8, 2011 Press Release and the full list of Strategic Plan & Regional Project Awards.

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