Photo Conservation Project

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame is taking on a project of cleaning, restoring, digitizing and rehousing 120 panoramic and oversized photographs. The photographs date back to 1919 and up to 1955. With your help, we will be able to save these American Treasures.

The ProRodeo Hall of Fame received a $95,500 grant from the National Park Service. This grant is a matching funds grant so we must raise the additional amount of $95,500 to complete the entire collection. Your donation will basically double as they will match dollar for dollar the amount we raise, so any amount helps. To date, we have raised $39,905 and are more than one third of the way to our goal. You can help us reach that final amount with your generous contribution today.

The collection will be sent to a conservation center where each photograph will receive a comprehensive written evaluation and treatment plan. Once written condition assessments are created and treatment plans approved, the center will schedule the collection for treatment. The process will include humidifying, flattening, surface cleaning, mending, stabilizing, retouching and digitization of each photograph.

We need your help. Even the smallest donation will help our goal. As this is a matching funds grant, every donation will literally be doubled so your contribution will go twice as far. If you would like more information about the preservation project, call Megan Winterfeldt at (719) 528-4754.

Conservation of the ProRodeo Hall of Fame Panoramic and Oversized Photographic Collection is being supported in part by a Federal Save America’s Treasures grant administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.