January 2018


Museum Contact: Julissa Smith, Managing Director

Phone: 404.581.9813

Email: jwsmith@herndonhome.org

FAIC Contact: Tiffani Emig

Phone: 202-750-3346

Email: temig@conservation-us.org



ATLANTA, THE HERNDON HOME MUSEUM announces that it is one of 80 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.

CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

The core of the Herndon Home’s mission is to display the Herndon Family Collection, conduct research, and inspire another generation of business leaders and we fully expect that through our partnership with the CAP program our immediate service area will benefit from increased access and consistent information from tours of the Herndon Home Museum” said Julissa Smith, Managing Director for the Herndon Foundation

“Simply by applying for the CAP program, The Herndon Home Museum has shown a commitment to preserving cultural heritage,” said Tiffani Emig, Programs Director for FAIC.

The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant making agency that supports museums and libraries.


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Aboutt the Herndon Home Museum

The Herndon Home Museum is located at 587 University Place. The Alonzo F. and Norris B. Herndon Foundation, founded in 1950 by Norris Herndon, is an homage to his father, Alonzo Herndon, an emancipated slave who became Atlanta’s first black millionaire. Alonzo was an American barber and entrepreneur who founded the Atlanta Life Insurance Company (now, Atlanta Life Financial Group), one of the oldest minority-owned companies in the nation.


Since its inception, the Foundation has been a major benefactor to metro-Atlanta and national institutions and organizations.  Since 1983, the Foundation has been committed to the financial support and operation of the Herndon family residence as a Home Museum and in 2000, the Home was added to the distinguished list of properties on the National Register of Historic Places.  The Herndon Home Museum is open Tuesdays and Thursdays for Walk in Tours and reservations are available Monday through Saturday. The mission of the Foundation is to advance the Herndon legacy by educating, mentoring and equipping the next generation of entrepreneurs, and its vision is to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in tomorrow’s leaders. Learn more at www.herndonhome.org.


About FAIC

FAIC, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage. Learn more about FAIC at www.conservation-us.org/foundation.


About IMLS

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and approximately 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram .