Sheridan Historical Society announces grant award

Submitted Photo Sheridan Historical Society receives NCCF Grant: Richard Langworthy, Treasurer; Virginia Becker, Secretary; JoAnn Kaufman, NCCF Grant Committee Member; Mary Langworthy, Vice President; and Rose Ann Falcone, SHS Grant Committee Member.

The Sheridan Historical Society announces a grant award received during the recent Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation (NCCF) Open House held at the Incubator site in Dunkirk. Designated for a new roof and exterior painting project, the $7,312 grant was made possible through NCCF’s generous community-minded donors. The grant will provide considerable assistance in financing the improvements. “The NCCF is a proud supporter of the Sheridan Historical Society and the hard work and dedication of the committee as they pursue their Roof and Painting Campaign,” said Eileen Ardillo, NCCF Program Coordinator.

The NCCF is committed to improving the community through the promotions of local philanthropy, strategic grantmaking and community leadership. The organization has distributed over $14 million in the form a grants and scholarships within the community. For information about NCCF, call 366-4892.

Sheridan Historical Society is grateful to NCCF for considering its project and deeming it worthy of support. “It heartens us to know that others see the value in preserving the building that preserves the history of Sheridan,” said Virginia Becker, SHS Secretary. “The grant award is a perfect kick-off to the Society’s first ever capital campaign.”

Raised through various means over the years, the SHS has funds earmarked for the project to add to the grant money. The remainder of the necessary funds are being sought through the capital campaign.

Donations for the roof and painting project are greatly appreciated and may be sent to: Sheridan Historical Society, P.O. Box 95, Sheridan, NY 14135. The Sheridan Historical Society is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code with contributions being deductible under section 170.

Through the support of the community, former residents, and friends, the Society can continue to preserve Sheridan’s history and treasures for generations to come. For more information, call 673-1822.