Pomeroy Fund for NYS History Awards Challenge Grant to Historic Robert Jenkins House, owned by Hendrick Hudson Chapter, NSDAR

Hendrick Hudson Chapter DAR is pleased to announce that the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History will match 1:2 donations received by September 30th to implement CDC safety measures and make house repairs necessary to alleviate moisture problems in the collections area.

The first in-person event for the Hendrick Hudson Chapter since March at the Historic Robert Jenkins House was an outdoor picnic in the backyard on July 20. Plans are in place to start tours again in September.

Last fall a Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program, made possible by a grant from FAIC, identified critical issues with the roof and upper masonry of the Historic Robert Jenkins House — missing slate tiles, loose flashing, deteriorated mortar, and problems with the box gutter. A contractor hasn’t been selected yet, but initial indications are that the work will cost $15-20,000. To help with these expenses, the Pomeroy Fund will match 1:2 the first $6000 received by September 30th. That means that for every two dollars raised, the Pomeroy Fund will grant one dollar, up to $3000. Donations of any amount are welcome and will count towards the match goal. Donations can be made to Hendrick Hudson Chapter NSDAR at 113 Warren St, Hudson NY 12583. Under new safety guidelines and the opportunity to better care for, display, and interpret objects, the Hendrick Hudson Chapter plans to promote the Robert Jenkins museum with an Instagram page that will feature objects from the collection.

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