OGDENSBURG The Frederic Remington Art Museum has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Hearst Foundations, money that will be used for dual purposes and part of which will require a local match.
Museum Executive Director Edward A. LaVarnway said the grant is structured.
One hundred and fifty thousand dollars of the award is restricted to help fund the ongoing multiyear restoration of the Parish Mansion, the museum proper at 303 Washington St., he said Tuesday. The other $50,000 is offered in a one-to-one challenge grant to help pay for the museums educational programming.
The museum has until Dec. 31 to raise the $50,000 matching portion of the grant.
As structured, Mr. LaVarnway said, the award will be worth a total of $250,000 to the museum, assuming we are successful in raising the matching funds for education.
Mr. LaVarnway said he was pleased for the museum.
We are extremely grateful and honored for this award and recognition of the museums contribution to American culture from such a prestigious organization as Hearst, he said.
The Hearst Foundations, according to their website, are national philanthropic resources for organizations and institutions working in the fields of education, health, culture and social service. Our goal is to ensure that people of all backgrounds have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.
The Hearst Foundation Inc. was founded in 1945 by newspaper baron and philanthropist William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951). In 1948, he established the California Charities Foundation, renamed the William Randolph Hearst Foundation in 1951. Both foundations are national private philanthropies operating independently from the Hearst Corp.
Mr. Hearst and Mr. Remington (1861-1909) were contemporaries and acquaintances. The publisher sent the Canton-born writer, illustrator, sculptor and artist to Cuba in 1897 and 1898 to cover the Spanish-American War for his newspapers.