Vineland Historical and Antiquarian Society (VHAS) has received a $10,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Members 1st New Jersey Federal Credit Union. The grant program assists non-profit organizations and businesses affected by the pandemic.
Valerie Neuber, VHAS president, said “We greatly appreciate this assistance. It will create a basis for our plans to sustain the museum and expansion.”
The museum is currently seeking to raise $2 million to expand the museum by approximately 2,000 square feet.
“The expansion will include an elevator and ADA-approved restrooms to enable access to all who enter,” said Naomi Ingraldi, VHAS board secretary. “Increased exhibit and presentation space, upgrade of all systems to provide safety and the preservation of museum collections are also part of the plan.”
The museum, located at 108 South Seventh Street, will reopen on January 31 with a special members preview reception. The latest exhibit, “Cast Your Ballot,” which examines politics and voting rights, will be featured. Additional information about the museum and membership is available by visiting discovervinelandhistory.org.