Ogdensburg's Remington museum receives $15,000 for facade restoration
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 6:12 am

OGDENSBURG -- The Frederic Remington Art Museum has received a $15,000 community development grant for its historic preservation project.

The St. Lawrence River Valley Development Agency has awarded the Remington Museum the grant for restoration of cornices and other façade features at the 1810 Parish Mansion.

“Restoration of the 201 year old mansion is key to the museum’s survival, and a vital part of revitalizing downtown Ogdensburg,” said museum director Ed LaVarnway. “We are extremely grateful for their generosity and awareness of the importance of the museum’s critical role in the tourism and economic development of this area and the general importance of heritage restoration in our city and region.”

The grant was awarded through the River Valley Redevelopment Agency’s Community Development and Environmental Improvement program, which is administered by the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency Local Development Corporation. River Valley Redevelopment Agency Chairman Robert McNeil and St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency Local Development Corporation board member Lynn Blevins recently visited the museum to see the restoration work in progress.

The Frederic Remington Art Museum is located at 303 Washington St., Ogdensburg. The museum is dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting the art and archives of Frederic Remington, and contains an unmatched collection of his works.

The museum is open October 15 through May 15, Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm; and May 16 through October 14, Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.