NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - A two-state agency that operates public parks and historic sites in New Jersey and New York says it's nearly half way to its goal of raising $1.5 million to restore a 125-year-old tower in the Hudson Valley.
The Palisades Interstate Park Commission's Palisades Parks Conservancy says so far it has raised $565,000 for the Save the Tower of Victory project at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site Newburgh.
The agency launched its fundraising campaign in September. Officials say they've received hundreds of contributions from individual donors, private foundations, nonprofit organizations and public agencies.
Last month, officials announced that the project was getting a $50,000 grant from the American Express Foundation.
The Tower of Victory is the nation's only monument commemorating the peace that came at the end of the Revolutionary War.
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