Heritage Room Conservation
Preventative conservation products were used by the HCHS to preserve a part of their collection using limited funds.
UV filter sleeves and acid-free barrier boards were installed to mitigate deterioration of artifacts in the Heritage Room of the Hubbard County Historical Museum due to lighting, moisture and dust.
Fluorescent light fixtures were dis-assembled, cleaned and filters were attached before being reinstalled. The artifacts in display cases were carefully removed and cleaned. Barrier boards were installed and the artifacts were then returned to their previous locations within the display cases.
(b) Statewide Historic and Cultural Grants. (i) $2,250,000 in 2010 and $4,500,000 in 2011 are appropriated for history programs and projects operated or conducted by or through local, county, regional or other historical or cultural organizations; or for activities to preserve significant historic and cultural resources. Funds are to be distributed through a competitive grants process. The Minnesota Historical Society shall administer these funds using established grants mechanisms, and with assistance from the advisory committee created herein.