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Southport’s Pequot Library receives federal funding to preserve special exhibits

The library, which hosts three exhibits a year, recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities toward its preservation process being enhanced with high-tech methods.

Rob Taub

Sep 25, 2023, 4:16 PM

Updated 272 days ago

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Southport’s Pequot Library will now having an easier time doing what it does best – preserving history.
The library, which hosts three exhibits a year, recently received a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities toward its preservation process being enhanced with high-tech methods. The money will help fund a new climate monitoring system and other supplies.
"The system we'll be getting will be cloud-based. It lets us analyze the risk to the collections,” said special collections librarian Cecily Dyer. “The likelihood there could be a mold outbreak or something catastrophic like that."
Dyer added that it's been two decades since Pequot has received preservation assistance and was one of around 60 recipients across the country to do so.
The library will have a William Shakespeare exhibit open next week.


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