top of page

Donate to The Conrad-Caldwell House

The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is a non-profit with a diverse funding base; however, we are supported primarily by private tax-deductible donations. In other words, we rely on you.

Your donation will be put to work immediately and will help support The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum's mission of preservation and education.

Want to fund a specific project? Learn more about all the different projects you can help with below! 

Restoration of Medieval Leaded Glass Windows

The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is seeking donations to this year's capital campaign project to fully restore these incredible windows!

 

An interesting combination of double hung
and pocket style, these windows date back to the early 1900s and reflect the grandeur and wealth of the
Caldwell Family who resided in the home. Beyond grandeur and wealth, the windows, and the room in
which they were placed showcase the growing Tudor Revival Movement, which occurred nationally,
eventually peaking in the 1920s.

The seven windows are in varying stages of deterioration primarily caused by the ongoing onslaught of weather and lack of proper maintenance in the past. The main steps of repair include first removing all seven windows to assess the amount of damage incurred to the deteriorating wooden frames, then determining how much of the original structure can be preserved and replacing what cannot be salvaged. All leaded and painted glass panels will be removed and restored separately while the frames are being repaired. Once the work is completed the panes will be returned to their frames, which will have been treated with wood preservative, and reinstalled and tested to ensure optimal performance regarding opening, closing, and locking.

IMG_6984.heic

Elaine Caldwell's Garden

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."

An avid gardener, Elaine Caldwell served as the President of the American Park & Outdoor Art Association: Louisville Chapter. She, along with other prominent ladies in the neighborhood were instrumental in saving and preserving Central Park, which was the organization's primary focus. Additionally, the organization sought to teach the value of trees, shrubs, flowers, and fine lawns and stimulate public opinion as to their importance as a source of health and education. 

For a minimum donation of $25 you will receive a plant in your name planted in Elaine's Garden and will receive a card along with seeds from our gardens on Earth Day. 

 

To purchase, click the button below.  It will ask how many donations you would like to make and where to send the card.

 

In order to receive a card, donations must be made by Monday, April 8th, 2024.

IMG_8856.heic

Re-Housing Portrait of Candace Mixter Cadwell

The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is seeking donations in conjunction to re-house the original portrait of Candace Mixter Cadwell!

 

The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum aims to raise $4,000 to return the portrait of William Caldwell's grandmother into a 3-D printed copy of her original frame, which once hung in the home's library.

 

The original portrait of Candace Mixter Cadwell was damaged during the 1974 tornado in Louisville when it resided in the home of Caldwell descendant Virginia Caldwell Welch. The portrait was restored, but the frame was destroyed beyond repair. Utilizing 3-D scanning and printing technology, The Conrad-Caldwell Museum will use funds from this campaign to scan an identical frame that houses a companion portrait of Candace Cadwell's husband Gordon Cadwell.

 

Then, we will reprint the frame and place the portrait of Candace Mixter Cadwell back in the original spot she resided in the home.

bottom of page
Book Now