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Help Match the HHA Grant!

Great news!

The intrepid team at Chawton House has secured a £4400 grant from the Historic Houses Association for several specific projects.

Therefore, NAFCH is devoting its 2024 fundraising project to raising the required matching funds (about $5600 at the current conversion rate).


Your donations this spring and summer will be earmarked particularly for capital improvements to meet collections care standards. That will entail:

  • repressuring the heating system,

  • replacing two pumps connected to the heating system, and

  • applying UV filters to the windows in the Oak Room.

These improvements will protect the furniture, art, and books, and ensure that staff, visitors, and scholars remain comfortable in the winter.


Chawton House currently can cover about 80% of its annual budget through its activities but depends on fundraising and NAFCH to close that gap and to cover the costs of one-time, critical projects like these. Every dollar helps.

Give generously and help Chawton House protect its collections and keep its staff, scholars, and visitors warm next winter.

We’ll post photos of the new pumps once they are installed.

P.S. (No new bobblehead for 2024. There are a few Capability Janes remaining. She’d make a perfect gift for a gardening Janeite.)


Some portions of the failing heating system located in the basement of Chawton House.

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