The Great History Freeze of 2015 Achieves Fundraising Goal

To Preserve Historic Images

Published : Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 4:13 PM

Thanks to more than eighty financial backers, Pasadena Museum of History’s crowd-funding campaign, The Great History Freeze of 2015, achieved – and then surpassed – its goal of raising $2,450 to purchase a twenty cubic foot industrial freezer with wireless data monitor to preserve its irreplaceable, but at-risk, collection of historic images.

The 30-day Kickstarter campaign closed on Thursday, September 17, having raised $4,391 plus an additional $950 in donations made directly to the Museum. This means that in one month, PMH raised enough money for two freezers towards its ultimate target of ten – enough to properly house in deep-freeze safety all the fragile negatives in the Museum’s archival storage.

“We are thrilled at this enthusiastic response, and deeply grateful to everyone who contributed financially, through their time and talent, and by helping us spread the word far and wide,” says Laura Verlaque, PMH Director of Collections.

Updates on all aspects of this continuing preservation project will be posted on the PMH website at http://pasadenahistory.org/history-freeze/ and also on the Museum’s Facebook page.

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