Contact: Priscilla Brendler 
GHHN (Greater Hudson Heritage Network) is honored to enter into a partnership with the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation for $15,000 to support the Historic Housekeeping: Preservation and Management of Historic Interiors Workshop Series.
Guided by GHHN's collection care professionals, museum staff and volunteers will learn the proper hands-on methodology of collections care by working directly with collections at two locations on Long Island.  Through our train-the-trainer focus, these full-day workshops will equip attendees with the knowledge and skill sets necessary for cleaning, handling, and storing collections along with the tools to teach their volunteer base these critical skills.  By improving the skill set of museum staff and encouraging and promoting a trained volunteer base, this program will enhance the history products on display for the public and aid in the long-term sustainability of Long Island's cultural heritage for future generations. 

"GHHN is grateful to the RDL Gardiner Foundation for their gracious support and partnership. The  Historic  Housekeeping Workshop Series will enable museum staff to hone their curatorial skills preserving Long Island's priceless history," said Priscilla Brendler, Executive Director of GHHN.

The Historic Housekeeping Workshop Series will be held at two locations:
April 16, 2019
Sagtikos Manor Historical Society
Bay Shore, New York


July 15, 2019

What others say about GHHN's Historic Housekeeping workshops:
"GHHN is a blessing to all of us whom live history. The high level of professionalism is amazing. I definitely will be attending future programs offered by your amazing group to enhance my knowledge from a professional view."

"This workshop exceeded my expectations, presenters were very knowledgeable and eager to answer questions! Thank you!"

"It covered so many aspects of collections management; so much helpful information!"

"I liked the hands on approach. The content was dense, yet well paced."

About The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation
The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, established in 1987, primarily supports the study of New York State history. Robert David Lion Gardiner was, until his death in August 2004, the 16th Lord of the Manor of Gardiner's Island, NY. The Gardiner family and their descendants have owned Gardiner's Island since 1639, obtained as part of a royal grant from King Charles I of England. The Foundation is inspired by Robert David Lion Gardiner's personal passion for New York history. For more information, please visit
About GHHN (Greater Hudson Heritage Network)
GHHN is the statewide 'go-to' service organization for responsive assistance, interpretation and collections care. Our program services are local, professional and statewide. GHHN offers grants, workshops, webinars, consultations, technical assistance, a resource network and professional development opportunities to advance the work of historical societies, historic house museums, heritage centers, historic sites, archives and libraries.