Our Wish List - Timely Needs

 

Welcome to the listing of NAWCC’s Timely Needs – projects that may only occur if generous individuals, chapters, and organizations like you donate toward these goals.  Please browse these pages – maybe there is something here that you would like to support.

Key to the listings:

Categories:

The Library and Research Center Needs

The National Watch and Clock Museum Needs

General Needs including IT (computer, Internet, web), publishing, building, and maintenance

Educational Needs, including those for both public and member benefits and services, and staff training

Priorities:

Priorities are shown for both overall NAWCC, and for within individual categories:

1 = Immediate or imminent need, corrects critical problem(s), adds critical need, provides exceptional financial return

2 = Definitely needed but need is not imminent or critical, provides financial return, corrects ongoing problem(s), adds important      functionality

3 = Adds desirable functionality, benefits, services, corrects minor problems

Other:

E = Estimated

A = Actual


List of NAWCC’s Project Needs

Category:  Library and Research Center Needs

Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Library Storage Improvements

2

1

Upgrade storage of collection materials by two-thirds, including overflow Library storage in Museum basement space. (A pledge of 50% of the funds will permit make the project a possible 1:1 IMLS Matching Grant possibility) $78,000

$78,000

Library/Archive Supplies 2 2 Funds for the purchase of supplies for the processing, storing and caring of Library and Archives materials (annual need currently under-funded in budget) $5,000 $4,700
Library and Research Center Brochure

3

3

Helps members understand how to use the library and what is available $1,800

$1,800

Clock Class DVD 2

2

Purchase second lending copy of popular 37 part series $1,500

$1,500




Category:  Museum Needs


Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Museum Collection Storage Improvements

2

1

Upgrade storage of collection materials by two-thirds. This includes Part Mechanical Assist moveable shelving and display fronts to allow for greater access to Museum collections. (A pledge of 50% of the funds will permit make the project a possible 1:1 IMLS Matching Grant possibility)

$175,000

$175,000

Museum Sign 3 3 Electronic museum sign $12,000 $12,000
Film of the Museum 2 2 Replace old introductory video of museum with updated one. Costs are estimated. $10,000 $10,000
Ansonia Street Clock Project     Complete restoration of movement including painting, base color and decoration, fabrication of pilot dial, pendulum assembly and all missing, worn and damaged pieces. $8,500 Fulfilled
Ansonia Street Clock Project     Restoration of existing right angle drive and fabrication of additional assembly for movement exhibit. $3,000 $3,000
Ansonia Street Clock Project     Fabrication of two sets of universal joints and new drive shafts $550 $550
Ansonia Street Clock Project     Transportation and anticipated expenses to and from Lockport, NY $1,900 $1,900
Temporary Exhibit Support

2

2

Each year one or more exhibits are created to entice the public to attend.

$7,000 per year

$7,000 per year

Engle Clock Project     Disassembly, repair, lubrication, adjustments and reassembly of the movements and organs and testing actions. $5,000 Fulfilled
NAWCC Tower Clock     Ongoing maintenance and conservation work including remaking of worn gears and machinery. $5,000 $5,000
Electromagnetic Locks

2

1

Install time-delayed locks on Poplar Street exit

$5,000

Fulfilled

Seasonal Intern  2 2 Funds for hiring intern to assist with museum collections, exhibits and programs. $3,500 $1,500
McClintock Corner Clock Project     Restore the steel framework which supports the dials and centers the doors including cleaning affected areas to bare metal, treating with rust inhibitor and painting.  Repair striking and chiming function.  Address problems with glass dials. $5,000 $5,000
Seth Thomas Post Clock     Remove corrosion at base of several dials and cleaning of movement. $3,000 $3,000
Museum Intercom System 3 3 Intercom to allow for announcements within the museum $2,000 Fulfilled
Public Museum Programs

2

2

Support for programs and special events to attract the public to the museum, events range from family sleepovers, Make N Take workshops for kids, Homeschool Day – estimated cost per program $1,000

$1,000 per year

$1,000 per year

Professional Development Opportunities 2 2 Museum and Library staff to attend professional workshops and seminars, ongoing training, etc. $750 $750
Online Database 2 1 Annual fee for hosting online collection database.  Sponsor receives web acknowledgment on database that receives over 1,000 visitors a month. $750 per year $750 per year
Equipment for Exhibits 2 2 Equipment for preparing of exhibit material.  Foam core cutters, etc. $750 $750

Category:  General Needs Including IT (computer, Internet, web), Publishing, Building, and Maintenance



Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Replace HVAC

 1  1 Replace hot water steam boiler

 

$35,000

Fulfilled

  2



Replace boiler burner unit 

$11,000

Fulfilled

  2



Replace air handler and add parallel chilled water coils - museum

$230,000

$292,000

  2



Replace air handler - library and public spaces

$140,000

$140,000

  2   Replace air handler - 2nd floor offices $118,000 $118,000
Replace Roof

1

1

Replace/repair/recoat roof sections - museum rear section

$36,000

$36,000

  1

1

Replace/repair/recoat roof sections - library

$84,000

$84,000

Emergency Generator

3

3

Provide power to run basic services during blackouts

$30,000

$30,000

Exterior Protective Painting 2 1 Gutters and trim: $10K; roof shields: $20K $30,000 $30,000
Improve Building Security System 2 2 Improve building security including upgrading of building access systems. $18,000 Fulfilled
Digitize Membership Records 3 3 Funds to digitize membership records dating back to 1943 to reduce storage and improve access. $15,000 $15,000
Parking Lot Repairs

2

1

Fix holes; recoat

$14,000

$14,000

Floor replacement in Ben Franklin exhibit area

2

2

Fix concrete and replace floor covering

$10,000

$10,000

Repair Block Walls and Concrete Floor at School 2 2 Earthquake damage $6,000 $6,000
IT Dept Floor

2

2

Replace deteriorated floor tile

$4,000

$4,000

Remove and Replace Sidewalk in Front of School 2 2 Uneven – it’s a hazard, especially in winter $4,000 $4,000
Repair Exterior Block Wall at School 2 1 Repair and seal exterior block wall $3,000 $3,000



Category:  Public, Staff, and Member Education, Benefits, and Services Needs

Title

NAWCC

Priority

Category

Priority

Description, Benefits, Savings

Total

Project

Cost

Remaining

Funds

Needed

Publications Training for Staff

2

2

Periodic training is needed for publications staff in layout and graphics

$2,000

$2,000

Webinar Software Program

1

1

Subscription program for webinar services that integrates with iMIS association management software

$5,000

$5,000

Webinar Series Support

2

1

Sponsorship of a webinar program or series to cover costs associated with production to reduce costs to participants

$500 each

$2,500

Editing Software

1

1

Software to edit programs taped by volunteers for library and online distribution

 $800  $800
Online Educational Course Filming 1 1 Funds to develop, film, edit, and have hosted one online course $5,000/course $5,000


Last updated 9/15/16



 

 

 

 

 

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