Archive for October, 2015

Heritage Days Schedule

October 28, 2015

Penn Center-Heritage Days-2015From Victoria at Penn Center:

Good Day Friends, 

Penn Center is gearing up for its 33rd Annual Heritage Days Celebration, November 12-14, 2015.

There are two ways to view all the wonderful events that are taking place at this year’s Heritage Days Celebration, you can view the attached file or click on the link below:

 New this year! Purchase tickets online at the link below:




October 21, 2015


Grant Deadline: December 1, 2015 (New guidelines to be posted soon!)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications from nonprofit museums, libraries, archives, and educational institutions in the United States to the Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections program. This grant program supports planning and implementation of sustainable preventive conservation projects that pragmatically balance preservation goals, cost, and environmental impact. All projects should be designed to be as cost effective, energy efficient, and environmentally sensitive as possible.

PLANNING GRANTS of up to $40,000 are available to bring together interdisciplinary teams that will work collaboratively to identify sustainable preventive conservation strategies. A preservation/conservation professional who works with collections must be included on the planning team.

IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS of up to $350,000 are available to manage interior relative humidity and temperature by passive methods; install heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; install storage systems and rehouse collections; improve security and the protection of collections from fire, flood, and other disasters; and upgrade lighting systems and controls to achieve levels suitable for collections that are energy efficient.

For complete information and updated guidelines when they are announced, visit: NEH Division of Preservation and Access

Preservation Technology and Training Grants

October 19, 2015

The Preservation Technology and Training (PTT) Grants program provides funding for innovative research that develops new technologies or adapts existing technologies to preserve cultural resources. Grant recipients undertake innovative research and produce technical reports which respond to national needs in the field of historic preservation. The maximum award is $40,000.  For more details, download the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Heritage Library Observer

October 16, 2015

Dear Valued Customer,

Here is the link to the latest Heritage Library Observer.

Read about –

  • our wonderful book fair in November,
  • our capital campaign to restore the Baynard Mausoleum and the Zion Historic Site, and
  •  our November speaker, Steve Riley, Hilton Head Island Town Manager

Click here for the latest edition

Sincerely, Linda Piekut Heritage Library Foundation

SHER Program Oct. 20th

October 15, 2015

Lisa Craig to Speak on Rising Sea Levels and Cultural Heritage Protection

Join Lisa Craig, chief of historic preservation for the city of Annapolis, Maryland, for “Weather It Together: Developing a Model Resiliency Plan for Cultural Resources.” Her lecture will discuss how Annapolis is partnering internationally with governments and nonprofits to develop a national planning model for historic coastal communities.

This School of Building Arts lecture will take place at the SCAD Museum of Art, on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.  For more information please contact Charlene Ellison at

About Annapolis: Annapolis is breaking new ground by very deliberately integrating cultural resources with ongoing hazard mitigation planning, rather than pursuing preservation on a separate track. The Trust has teamed up with the city, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service (NPS) and others to support this coordinated approach and share it broadly as a model, using the Trust’s well established communication channels with the preservation community.  For instance, in July the National Trust supported a City-sponsored town hall meeting that provided residents and business owners with information and tools to better protect their properties from flooding. The meeting drew on findings from an Army Corps mitigation assessment completed in Annapolis late last year. That project has opened the door to conversations between the Trust and the Army Corps, which may soon yield similar assessments in other flood-prone historic communities.  The National Trust and Union of Concerned Scientists also co-sponsored a conference in February, which brought together national and international cultural resource leaders to discuss protection strategies The resulting Call to Action has more than 100 signatories to date.