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Philipsburg Manor Receives Grant for Educational Programs

A $20,000 grant, courtesy of First Niagara Foundation, will help Sleepy Hollow-based Philipsburg Manor use its resources to educate area students about colonial history, according to a post on Patch.

Recently, the grant helped fund a trip for 70 fourth graders from Croton-on-Hudson, who took part in the site's "Millers and Merchants" program.

"Curriculum-based programs for K-12 students with titles likeTouching the PastMillers and Merchants, and Hard Work and Hand Work are designed to meet state learning standards. At Philipsburg Manor the educational focus is the history of slavery, commerce, and cultural pluralism," according to the post. "Lessons are illuminated by historical background that offers a window into the lives of enslaved Africans and tenant farmers of diverse European backgrounds who operated the site."

The grant will also benefit Van Cortlandt Manor, another Historic Hudson Valley property.

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