Sept 2, 2012
Text Courtesy of The Poughkeepsie Journal
(The Coltrane Home) has been selected as one of 200 most-significant sites in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Path Through History, a statewide road map that ties historically- and culturally-significant sites, locations and events throughout the state.
This new effort to highlight New York’s heritage aims to not only showcase the state’s history and cultural significance, but also to promote tourism and economic development in communities around the state.
Cuomo formally unveiled the initiative Tuesday at the “Path Through History” conference at the Empire State Plaza.
At the conference, Cuomo announced that the state will allocate $1 million to jump-start 10 regional heritage tourism marketing plans.
In addition, Cuomo unveiled proposed new road signs to be installed on major state highways to promote sites from New York’s history and previewed a new website that will offer additional information on the sites.
The Path Through History will be marked by signs along the New York State Thruway and other major arteries to direct travelers to historic sites.
Please note that the Coltrane Home is not open to the public at this time but we are very grateful for the important designation.