project leader
Lawrence M
location
880 E. Waterfront Drive
(Homestead, PA)
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the project

The  Battle of Homestead Foundation is preparing materials for a “Ward to Waterfront” exhibit that presents the unique history and cultural heritage of Homestead and neighboring steelmaking communities.

 

"Ward to Waterfront" spans the 1892 Battle of Homestead, 20th-century growth of organized labor, closing of the steel mills, and today’s preservation efforts that mark Homestead’s ongoing role as a place of importance in American social and economic history.

 

The exhibit is laid out on large wall panels that combine interpretive text and historical photographs drawn from our Foundation archives. These panels work in tandem with display cases featuring historical artifacts, imagery and multimedia displays.

 

“Ward to Waterfront” represents the major first step toward our longterm goal of a permanent labor heritage museum in Homestead honoring the industrial workers of the Steel Valley.

 

Your tax-deductible donation will help us tell the stories of these workers and their communities – past, present and future.

 

* For additional information about our "Ward to Waterfront" fundraising campaign, please email us at bhfprograms@gmail.com.

 

the steps

The funds raised will be used to create and install:

–  Exhibit Casework (8 wooden pedestal cases for artifact presentation, custom built)

–  Plexiglass Vitrines (secure casework covers for 8 display cases)

–  Exhibit Casework Lighting (small-scale LED lighting for 8 display cases)

–  Interpretive Panels (3' x 5' color panels with text & images)

–  Mounts for Artifacts (artifact-specific implements for holding objects in display position)

–  Printing/Mounting of Imagery (reproductions of historic photographs, maps, other exhibit imagery)

–  Video Monitors & Players (2 flatscreen monitors & 2 looping video players)

why we're doing it

The Battle of Homestead Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit established in 1989 and is a diverse organization of citizens, workers, educators, historians and community leaders.

 

Our purpose is to preserve and promote a “people’s history” focused on the significance on the dramatic labor conflict at Homestead in 1892 ... and to connect that history and its community with current issues of diversity, equity and social activism.

 

The “Ward to Waterfront” exhibit will help students, visitors and local residents understand our shared past and how that can enrich our community today. Find out more at www.battleofhomestead.org or email us at bhfprograms@gmail.com.

budget

Funds will be used to create and install:

•  Exhibit Casework (8 wooden pedestal cases for artifact presentation, custom built) ... 8 cases @ $300 = $2,400

•  Plexiglass Casework Covers (secure casework covers for 8 display cases) ...  8 covers @ $250 = $2,000

•  Exhibit Casework Lighting (small-scale LED lighting for 8 display cases) ... $550

•  Interpretive Panels (3' x 5' color panels with text & images) ... $3,500

•  Mounts for Artifacts (artifact-specific implements for holding objects in display position) ... $1,000

•  Printing/Mounting of Imagery (reproductions of historic photographs, maps, other exhibit imagery) ... $2,200

•  Video Monitors & Players (2 flatscreen monitors & 2 looping video players) ... 2 video players @ $50 = $100 / 2 monitors @ $300 = $600 [total: $700]

 

 



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $12,350
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$382
TOTAL TO RAISE= $12,732

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donors

  • Carol Kurpiewski Mintus
  • Steffi D.
  • Wanda and Joe Guthrie
  • Penn Hackney
  • Rosemary T.
  • Richard C.
  • Sarah Stulga
  • Jerry Fitzgibbon