Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities, "We the People" grant. The $36,265 award was given to support sustainable conservation of the collections and historic house. It will allow analysis of the complex data collected from a year long, ongoing environmental monitoring program. An outdoor weather station, 27 indoor dataloggers, pollutant data loggers, and microstations were placed on walls, in wall and ceiling cavities and in crawl spaces to collect and record temperature, relative humidity, pollutants and solar gain. This information will be used to understand climate activity inside and outside the house and solve problems such as moisture migration through walls and insure that the correct climate controls are being utilized.
The goal of the "We the People" initiative is to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study and understanding of American history
and culture through the support of projects that explore significant events and themes in our nation's history and culture that advance knowledge of the principles that define America.
The Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio is an International-style house, exhibiting a master Cubist painting collection. Paintings, frescoes and sculpture by Morris and Frelinghuysen, American Abstract Artists, and their colleagues, are also exhibited, along with important period furnishings, within the context of a private house.
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