The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center received $49,720 from the National Park Service Historic Preservation Grants Division. The grant will be used to retrofit the Long Room and the museum floor with LED lights and to offer other museums guidance and information on the benefits of LED lights for exhibits.
“We’re thankful to the National Park Service for this award,” said Kelli Mosteller, director, Cultural Heritage Center. “These lights are better for collections objects, will lower our electric bill, and reduce our footprint on the environment.”
Staff from the CPN Cultural Heritage Center will also travel to other tribal museums in the state to consult with them about their lighting needs and help them better preserve items in their collections.
Work will begin in November to retrofit the museum lighting and will continue in phases as staff rearranges the museum floor.