Since the Secret Garden Tour is not happening this year, we thought we would share some images from past tours. Thank you to all those who opened up their gardens to share, and we hope to see you on next year’s tour!
Since we are unable to hold our Secret Garden Tour this year, we thought it would be fun to take a look back on some of the amazing tours from previous years. We hope you enjoy!
While we’re not able to host our usual open house festivities in 2020, we wanted to share some memories of previous events with you. Happy holidays from everyone at KDHM!
Paula Calkins Lacombe, President of the Board at the Kent-Delord House Museum announced that the Museum recently earned another certificate for Stewardship of Collections, under the StEPS program,”. StEPS stands for Standards and Excellence Program for History Organizations. It is a program offered by the American Association for State and Local History
(AASLH) to assist history organizations to meet national standards for accreditation. The StEPS program is self-guided and allows small museums to develop professional standards.
Lacombe states, “With this accomplishment, we join over 190 groups across the country who have earned certificates; we are one of 1000 other history organizations working with the StEPS program.” The Board wanted to meet national museum standards and build a framework of excellence now and for the future and the StEPS program gave us the means to do so.” To date, we have received three certificates, however, this is our first Gold level certificate and represents the core of our existence. With the Museum’s unique collections of furniture, portraits, and documents, we can share true stories from three generations of the Delord family that cover over a 200-year old timeframe.
Today The Kent-Delord House Museum went live with their new and improved website. This is a mobile friendly “responsive” design that we think our patrons will find easy to use and browse. Stay tuned for more updates and features coming soon!