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Wednesday, Sep 15, 2004

Lower Hudson Conference to Recognize Hyde

 

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LOWER HUDSON CONFERENCE TO RECOGNIZE HYDE

Museum to receive Award for Excellence

Glens Falls, NY – The Lower Hudson Conference of Historical Agencies & Museums (LHC) has recently chosen The Hyde Collection to be recognized with a 2004 Award for Excellence (Historic Preservation) at their Annual Meeting to be held on October 12, 2003 in Hyde Park, NY. LHC’s Annual Awards for Excellence program seeks to recognize and commend exceptional projects and organizations that exemplify creativity and professional vision resulting in a contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the historic scene, material culture, and diversity of the Hudson Valley and greater Metropolitan region.

This award recognizes the recent accomplishments of The Hyde Collection to restore the interior and exterior of historic Hyde House (1912). The restoration was part of the Museum’s Preserving the Legacy comprehensive plan, which culminated in May with the reopening of Hyde House and the implementation of a historic Furnishing Plan. This plan was the result of four years of intensive research, the collection of oral histories, and years spent reviewing photographic and archival materials.

For more information on the restoration of historic Hyde House or Preserving the Legacy visit the Museum’s web site at www.hydecollection.org.

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Current Exhibition: Masterworks: Selections from the New Britain Museum of American Art, May 22 through October 3, 2004 and A Summer Place: Lake George Photographs by Lucy Bixby, August 1 through September 19, 2004.

The Hyde Collection is a historic house and art museum complex that combines the heritage of the Adirondack Region with a distinguished permanent collection consisting of works by European old and modern masters and American artists, important decorative arts and antique furnishings. In addition, the Museum provides changing exhibitions in four gallery spaces, lectures, concerts, family activities and school programming as well as a Museum Store. Admission is FREE with voluntary donations accepted. The Hyde Collection is a publicly supported institution located at 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, New York. Open year-round Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, and Sunday noon - 5 pm., Closed Mondays and national holidays. Admission is FREE. For information, call 518-792-1761. www.hydecollection.org.


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