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Participant name: Katherine Kane
Organization name: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

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PA-23609-00Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsHarriet Beecher Stowe CenterPreservation Consultation to Plan Collections Storage9/1/2000 - 1/31/2001$3,940.00Katherine Kane   Harriet Beecher Stowe CenterHartfordCT06105-3243USA2000Archival Management and ConservationPreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access3940039400

A preservation assessment of art, photographic, ceramic, textile, and furniture collections of 19th-century Connecticut.

PA-50856-04Preservation and Access: Preservation/Access ProjectsHarriet Beecher Stowe CenterPreserving the Harriet Beecher Stowe Collections7/1/2004 - 6/30/2011$400,000.00Katherine Kane   Harriet Beecher Stowe CenterHartfordCT06105-3243USA2004Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralPreservation/Access ProjectsPreservation and Access300000100000300000100000

The installation of climate control and fire suppression systems to preserve the material culture, library and archival collections that are stored and displayed in the historic houses relating to the life of Harriett Beecher Stowe, her family, and American society in the 19th century.

PF-50212-11Preservation and Access: Sustaining Cultural Heritage CollectionsHarriet Beecher Stowe CenterPreserving Collections in the 1871 Harriet Beecher Stowe House9/1/2011 - 12/31/2016$335,000.00Katherine Kane   Harriet Beecher Stowe CenterHartfordCT06105-3243USA2011Museum Studies or Historical PreservationSustaining Cultural Heritage CollectionsPreservation and Access235000100000235000100000

An implementation project to improve conditions in the 1871 Harriet Beecher Stowe House where household furnishings, paintings, drawings, and decorative art items created or acquired by Stowe are exhibited and stored. A water mist fire suppression system would be installed, the thermal performance of the building envelope would be improved, climate control would be upgraded and extended throughout the house, and light control strategies would be implemented.

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (HBSC) seeks implementation funding in the amount of $400,000 for Phase II of a multiyear project to protect the Stowe Center’s nationally significant collections. This request is for environmental and climate control improvements and fire suppression in the 1871 Harriet Beecher Stowe House, replacing outdated and minimally functional equipment, conditioning spaces that have never been conditioned and adding fire suppression. HBSC successfully completed Phase I, the Library/Archives Storage Vault, and that experienced team of staff and consultants will conduct Phase II. Improving environmental conditions in the Stowe House is the highest institutional preservation and strategic priority.