The Carnegie Hall Guild has approved a contribution of approximately $5,000 for several important Carnegie Hall, Inc. projects and programs.
The Guild is providing matching funds for a West Virginia Humanities Council grant to create a new exhibit – called “Arts from the Ashes: The History of Carnegie Hall” – and to archive and preserve the Hall’s historical documents.
The Guild also is assisting with the purchase of new gallery lights for the Old Stone Room Gallery, and is purchasing a new HEPA filter vacuum for the Pottery Studio.
In addition, the Guild has appropriated $2,500 to help purchase recorders and pay other expenses for the Link Up program, which serves students in third, fourth, and fifth grades in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas counties. The Guild has long been a sustaining funder for the Link Up program, which Carnegie Hall conducts in cooperation with Carnegie Hall in New York.
Earlier this year the Guild provided $250 to purchase five new mandolins for Kids’ College and contributed $4,000, raised during a December “non-event,” to cover the cost of repairs to the Hall’s Steinway grand piano.
In previous years, the Guild has purchased new lights and acoustic tiles for the Carnegie Hall Board Room and Old Stone Room galleries, tables and chairs for the Board Room, and blinds for windows throughout the Hall and assisted with many other improvements to the Hall.
The Carnegie Hall Guild, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2017, meets monthly from September to May. The purpose of the Guild is to promote interest in Carnegie Hall and to provide financial and volunteer support. For more information about the Guild, please call the Hall at 304-645-7917.