Historic Huguenot Street staff members will present their experiences and lessons learned through the 2016-17 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections project. The project involved working with preservation experts Michael C. Henry and Richard Kerschner to explore practical ways to improve environmental climate for both historic houses and the collections displayed within, while reducing reliance on non-renewable fossil fuels and cutting their associated costs through the implementation of passive and other sustainable methods appropriate to the historic structures. The presentation will also include HHS's implementation of eClimateNotebook and other upgrades to environmental monitoring. The event will include tours of the Jean Hasbrouck House and the Bevier-Elting House. The reception will be held at the DuBois Fort Visitor Center.
Space is limited. Registration is $15.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this presentation do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.