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To support a post-graduate fellowship in architectural conservation that is designed to interest more people in the preservation trades and create trained professionals with hand skills and knowledge required to "care for our nation's built heritage."
To fund the removal, repair, and restoration of two gates and associated archways that were installed in 1928 at the entrance of the Packard Proving Grounds.
To support the design and subsequent piloting of a new structured, long-term internship program for Detroit college students interested in history, archival sciences, and artifact conservation, with a focus on 18th and 19th century furniture in the collection at the Detroit Historical Museum.
To sponsor content in popular publications focused on the history of Michigan (Michigan History and The Chronicle) to celebrate the history of agriculture and rural life in Michigan.
To fund new videos and in-gallery demonstrations to give visitors additional ways to understand the skill and labor that created the furniture and decorative arts in the reinstalled art galleries.
To establish a cabinetmaking demonstration program in a new exhibition (Planed, Grained, and Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England) featuring active demonstrations by a local cabinetmaker of the skills and tools needed to make cabinets in colonial New England.
To support a conservation-focused apprenticeship to assist in the restoration of Fair Lane, the home of Clara and Henry Ford.
To assist in the implementation of a long-term strategy to stabilize organizational finances and enable the continued delivery of educational programming at the Michigan Historical Museum.
To restore and repair the cornice and brickwork on the museum exterior to protect the contents of the building from further water infiltration and damage after the heavy rains of June 2018.