Challenge Programs: Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge Grants

Period of Performance

5/1/2019 - 4/30/2025

Funding Totals (matching)

$500,000.00 (approved)
$500,000.00 (offered)
$255,186.00 (awarded)

Roof replacement of The Henry Ford's Main Storage Building

FAIN: CHA-264428-19

Henry Ford Museum (Dearborn, MI 48124-5029)
Meredith Rachel Long (Project Director: August 2018 to May 2024)
Josh Wojick (Project Director: May 2024 to present)

The replacement of the roof for a newly-acquired collections storage facility, allowing The Henry Ford to unite all of its collections within its campus and provide enhanced security and accessibility.

Funds from this grant program and matching funds raised will enable THF to replace roof sections on a newly acquired Main Storage Building (MSB). THF has consolidated off-site storage into this onsite facility, which will increase care, access and overall stewardship of the collection. The roof sections to be replaced have a short functional life span. Replacing the roof will ensure the physical integrity of our collections for future generations.

Media Coverage

A warehouse of wonders: The Henry Ford's new Main Storage Building (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Maureen Fieghan
Publication: Detroit News
Date: 11/29/2021
Abstract: Article on THF's Giving Tuesday project for the NEH Challenge grant to renovate the roof of MSB.