Not-for-profit wins $10K tourism grant
LITTLE FALLS — The Mohawk Country Association, a not-for-profit heritage tourism and historic preservation organization in Little Falls, has received a $10,000 grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation of Syracuse to promote Montgomery County tourism, according to association President Norm Bollen said.
The group plans to produce “3-D Fun” Maps for tourists that highlight the historic sites throughout the county. The maps will also introduce driving tours of many of the historic marker sites, often found on the less traveled back roads. “Montgomery County is blessed with miles of beautiful rural countryside,” said Bollen.
“The maps will encourage travelers to explore our county and discover our heritage.”
The Pomeroy Foundation funds the placement of historic markers to commemorate the history of the Mohawk Valley. The Mohawk Country Association has been working closely with the foundation to create a new series of historic markers that highlight colonial, Native American and Revolutionary War history. The new markers will begin appearing in Montgomery County this summer. “This is all part of our master plan to bring true destination tourism back to our area,” said Bollen.
The organization’s goals include marketing to travelers, creating driving tours and bus tours, and helping to improve historic attractions. “Ultimately, we hoping to revitalize our area’s tourism, create new jobs, and preserve our history in the process,” Bollen said.
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