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Museum Grant

Rochester, NY – An area museum is receiving a substantial gift. Genesee Country Village and Museum is getting 300-thousand dollars worth of financial support from the Gleason Foundation.

The grant goes to the museum's "Adopt A Village" program, and will be used to help take care of the museum's more than 100 buildings, including 57 historic structures. The funding will be used for renovation projects include roofing and painting, along with a comprehensive maintenance and restoration plan for the buildings.

Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford is the largest living history museum in the state, and boast the largest collection of historic buildings on the east coast.