Rice County Historical Society – 2013 KMA Grant Project
The $500 grant award from the Kansas Museum Association was used to purchase two dehumidifiers. The grant totally covered the cost of one. The balance was applied to a second dehumidifier with the Rice County Historical Society covering the remaining expense of $174.42. The two dehumidifiers have served us well. The average humidity prior to the grant was in the 31% Rh to 61 % Rh range. Now, it is in the 42% Rh to 50% Rh range which is more appropriate for the collections, although not ideal. Recently, the museum underwent a MAP Collection’s assessment, and the peer reviewer noticed the dehumidifiers. Hence, he recognized RCHS is working toward better collection care.