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Fremont Indian State Park and Museum (Sevier, UT 84766-6058)
Kari Anna Carlisle (Project Director: May 2006 to October 2008)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2007 – 6/30/2008

Museum Collection Rehousing and Environmental Monitoring

The purchase of preservation supplies and environmental monitoring equipment to care for the museum's archaeological holdings, excavated from sites around Clear Creek Canyon in central Utah. The majority of the collection is from the Five Finger Ridge site, a large Indian village dating from A.D. 1200 to 1350.

The collection of Fremont Indian State Park and Museum is comprised primarily of artifacts from the prehistoric Fremont culture. With the largest and most complete on-site research collection in Utah, access to the collections is in demand from researchers. Our understanding of the Fremont culture is still growing as a result of this collection. Having completed an in-house preservation needs assessment for 50% of the collection, the need is clear for a complete rehousing of the collection and environmental monitoring. Artifacts are in need of new bags and boxes to replace those that are 20 years old, and equipment is needed to properly monitor the environmental conditions throughout the display and storage areas. The goal is to create a more stable environment for the collections.