Stabilize and Repair Deteriorated Wood and Adobe Components of Enlisted Men's barracks

The goal of this project is to provide an opportunity for students, volunteers, and/or interns to work side-by-side with experienced historic preservation professionals to gain hands-on experience in the practice of historic preservation through the repair and preservation of wood frame and adobe components

of the historic Enlisted Men¿s Barracks.

The expected end result of this project will be to increase the knowledge and understanding of the participants in the underpinnings of historic preservation philosophy and to provide hands-on training and experience in historic preservation-specific skills, especially as they apply to wood frame and adobe construction.

This will be accomplished by having the participants execute an actual preservation project on a historic resource.

Specifically, they will learn techniques for assessing adobe wood frame condition; they will manufacture and install new adobe bricks to repair deteriorated and collapsed adobe walls, reconstruct missing sections of wall, and learn carpentry techniques for repairing and stabilizing wood frame construction.

This work will be carried out on the remains of the Enlisted Men¿s Barracks at the Indian War-era Fort Davis.
Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: National Park Service

Estimated Funding: $67,513

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To be eligible for an award under this NLG for Museums Notice of Funding Opportunity, you must be an organization that meets all three of the following criteria:1.

You must be either a unit of State, local, or tribal government or be a private, nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code;2.

You must be located in one of the 50 States of the United States of America, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau; and3.

You must qualify as one of the following:(a) A museum that, using a professional staff, is organized on a permanent basis for essentially educational, cultural heritage, or aesthetic purposes; owns or uses tangible objects, either animate or inanimate; cares for these objects; and exhibits these objects to the general public on a regular basis through facilities that it owns or operates.1) What types of institutions are included in the term “museum”? If they otherwise meet these requirements, “museums” include, but are not limited to, aquariums, arboretums, art museums, botanical gardens, children’s/youth museums, general museums (those having two or more significant disciplines), historic houses/sites, history museums, natural history/anthropology museums, nature centers, planetariums, science/technology centers, specialized museums (limited to a single distinct subject), and zoological parks.2) What does it mean to be “using a professional staff”? An institution uses a professional staff if it employs at least one staff member, or the full-time equivalent, whether paid or unpaid, primarily engaged in the acquisition, care, or exhibition to the public of objects owned or used by the institution.3) What does it mean to “exhibit the objects to the general public”? An institution exhibits objects to the general public if such exhibition is a primary purpose of the institution.

An institution that exhibits objects to the general public for at least 120 days a year is deemed to exhibit objects to the general public on a regular basis.An institution which does not have the exhibition of objects as a primary purpose and/or does not exhibit objects to the public for at least 120 days a year may be determined to be eligible as a museum under certain circumstances.

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§ 3187.3.(b) An organization or association that engages in activities designed to advance the wellbeing of museums and the museum profession;(c) An institution of higher education, including public and nonprofit universities; or(d) A public or private nonprofit agency that is responsible for the operation of a museum that meets the eligibility criteria in 1, 2, and 3(a) above may apply on behalf of the museum.

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