Lyndhurst EstateBear Mountain, NY – At its Annual Meeting on October 2, 2009, the Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) will present the 24th Annual Awards Towards Excellence to fourteen recipients. The Awards Towards Excellence program seeks to recognize and commend exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are made to projects and organizations that exemplify creativity and professional vision resulting in a contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the historic scene, material culture and diversity of the Greater Hudson region - from the Battery to Albany. A 2009 Awards Towards Excellence will be presented to Lyndhurst Castle in Tarrytown and Westchester County for the June 7, 2009, Quadricentennial celebration, public program and community collaboration, “Hudson River Fest: A Search for the Past, Present and Future”. This award is in recognition of a collaborative program that celebrated Westchester’s historic ties to the river and land and explored the respectful stewardship of these important but fragile resources.

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