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Tuesday, Apr 25, 2006

National Grid Funds Museum Program

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NATIONAL GRID FUNDS MUSEUM PROGRAM

Glens Falls, NY – The Hyde Collection art museum announces receipt of financial support from National Grid. National Grid has granted The Hyde Collection $1,500 for the Museum’s ARTfull Afternoons educational program. Through ARTfull Afternoons, the education department offers an after-school program FREE to children ages three to twelve. Each week during the school year children visit the Museum to learn about a specific artist or work of art from the permanent collection. Children explore a variety of artistic media as they create their own Hyde-inspired masterpiece. Between September 2005 and January 2006, 767 children participated in the program. Funds from National Grid will help offset the cost of art supplies and enable The Hyde to offer the program free of charge.

National Grid notes, "Our shared future depends on the economic strength and social well-being of our communities. That's why we provide grants to a wide range of charitable, not-for-profit, and tax-exempt organizations throughout our service area." National Grid is committed to a long-standing tradition of investment in the community, through both the activities of their employees and financial contributions.

 

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