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Garden City Historical Society Museum OpenS in '05 

“This is probably one of the most exciting periods in the history of the Garden City Historical Society. The museum will be a tremendous asset to our historic village.”  ...Brian Pinnola, Society President

New York State Senator Kemp Hannon recently met with several board members of the Garden City Historical Society at the 109 Eleventh Street site of the future Garden City Historical Society Museum (Long Island, NY). The Senator used the occasion to present them with a check for a $260,000 grant from the Empire State Development Corporation. The state funding will make it possible for the Society to renovate its 1872 A.T. Stewart-era “Apostle” House to accommodate the Society's offices and meeting room on the lower level, create a climate controlled archive and collections storage room, and most importantly, develop the museum on the first floor.

Work has commenced on the first of several recently signed construction contracts, including carpentry, electrical and air-conditioning. Society President Brian Pinnola vows to open the museum by spring 2005 as a result of the state grant, the work of his fellow House committee members, George Bowen and Bill Eckel, architect Angelo Francis Corva, and technical assistance from local developer Anthony Albanese of the Albanese Organization.

The application for the grant was initiated by immediate past president Joanne Adams and past treasurer George Bowen, who together with Senator Hannon's office began work on the grant in Spring, 2002.

Caption:  State Senator Kemp Hannon, second from left, presents a check to Garden City Historical Society members, from left, President Brian Pinnola, Past President Joanne Adams and board member George Bowen for restoration and creation of the Garden City Historical Society Museum at the Society’s historic house on Eleventh Street.

SAFETY SYSTEMS INSTALLED

In the fall 2003, the Nassau County Fire Marshal inspected the newly installed fire sprinkler and fire and smoke alarm systems at the Garden City Historical Society’s headquarters at 109 Eleventh Street and presented the Society with official papers, signing off that the work is in full compliance with County fire regulations. The state-of-the-art systems are connected to a central monitoring station.

 

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