SHS Receives Historic New England Community Preservation Grant

Historic NE certificateThe Sudbury Historical Society has been selected as one of six  Historic New England Community Preservation Grant recipients!  A check was presented to us at our November 4th Carding Mill program and will be used to provide a stipend to an archivist to rehouse and organize our art collection and assess our future storage and preservation needs.

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Current state of our art collection.

As we prepare to move our collections to the Sudbury History Center, we desperately need the services and advice of a professional knowledgeable in archival and curatorial best practices. For months we have been sorting through boxes and files and have found several damaged items. Moving to a new facility next year will improve our ability to care for and preserve our artifacts and documents (Loring Parsonage renovations include a modern heating and cooling system and designated spaces for archives and special collections). And while the SHS is fortunate to have a new place to house and showcase our treasures, the presence of a professionally trained archivist on site, if only for the short term, will add incredible value.

The SHS is thankful for this opportunity from Historic New England. We are a growing and evolving organization that appreciates any and all support.

(Written by Katina Fontes)

 

 

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