Minnesota's Legacy

Install Light-Blocking Shades on Windows in Three Museum Buildings

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Lincoln County Historical Society
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
In Progress
Start Date
September 2017
End Date
September 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lincoln
Lincoln
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,000
Direct expenses
$3,000
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Available upon request. Contact grants@mnhs.org

Source of Additional Funds

Available upon request. Contact grants@mnhs.org

Recipient Board Members
Kate Aydin, Bernie Aronson, Rolland Digre, Roger Hexem, Dean Janiszeski, Lyndon Johnson, Gail Kvernmo, Orlan Sandro, Marc Widmark
Project Overview

To hire a qualified professional to install light-blocking shades on museum windows in order to provide better storage and exhibit conditions for the artifacts. .

Project Details

Before and after composite photo of kitchen Adopting a recommendation from a previous grant project, light-reducing shades were installed on 23 windows and doors in 3 exhibit buildings having the most light-sensitive artifacts. Additionally, UV-reducing film was installed on 4 transom windows in the 115-year old Depot Building. These windows were not amenable to roll-up shades. All other windows in the Depot were considered too fragile and not suitable for applying UV film, but amenable to light-reducing shades.

Many artifacts are clothing, other fabrics, quilts, photos, books, newspapers, and so on. Protection of these artifacts helps ensure continuing preservation of displays for museum visitors and documentation for reference users, including school, civic, and genealogical groups.

Project Manager
First Name
Roger
Last Name
Hexem
Organization Name
Lincoln County Historical Society
Street Address
P.O Box 211, 610 Elm St.
City
Hendricks
State
MN
Zip Code
56136
Phone
507-275-5247
Email
hexemw@Yahoo.com