The Conservation Society Foundation gratefully acknowledges the award of a $5,000 grant from the Texas Historical Foundation (THF). Funds from the J.P. Bryan Preservation Trust will go towards rectifying the damage caused when vandals broke into the Yturri-Edmunds house museum in the fall of 2022.
While immediate repairs to doors and windows have been made, further work is needed to make the home presentable for visitors again, including repair and cleaning of textiles, household objects, and other artifacts. Some of the broken artifacts include a handmade doll representing an African American woman and a hand-cranked music box with mechanical figures. Thanks to this grant, the Society Foundation will be able to hire a professional conservator to oversee the restoration process.
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