Request for Proposals: Conservation Services for Phelps-Hatheway House Wallpaper  

4/1/2024: Connecticut Landmarks (CTL) has received federal grant funding from the National Park Service, Save America’s Treasures program to conserve and stabilize the imported French wallpaper at the Phelps-Hatheway House and Garden in Suffield, Connecticut. The wallpaper, found in the north wing, covers two wide halls, a sitting room, dining room and two second floor bedrooms. The rooms are decorated with five distinct handblocked French Louis XVI wallpapers by Jacquemart et Bernard with wood blocks made by Jean-Baptiste Réveillon and presumed to have been printed between 1791-95. In 2021, a wallpaper condition assessment was performed and recommendations for the conservation treatment of the wallpapers were presented.

The scope of work is limited to the conservation treatment of four rooms with 18th century French/Réveillon pattern block printed wallpaper and one room with 20th century silkscreen reproduction wallpaper.

The project must be completed during the two-year grant funding window, which closes in December 2025.

Questions must be submitted by April 5, 2024, with full responses due April 22. We anticipate a contract award on May 1, 2024, with work beginning soon after. For details on the project and instructions, please see the full RFP document here.

Request for Proposals: Architectural/Engineering Services

Connecticut Landmarks is soliciting design, project plan, specifications, and construction management services for various projects across eight of our properties, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. CTL has been awarded state bond funds through the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development to assist with these various projects.

This project will encompass four major elements that will support multiple sites owned and operated by Connecticut Landmarks. Specifically, CTL proposes one mechanical project, four roofing/drainage projects, one woodworking/painting project, and one standalone structure. This separation of projects is intended to allow us to work around the existing programs and tour timing. The projects will occur in Fiscal Year 2025 (April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2025) and Fiscal Year 2026 (April 1, 2025 – March 31, 2026).

Interested bidders should submit questions by March 22, 2024. Proposals are due April 12, with an anticipated award date in May. For details on the project and instructions, please see the full RFP document here.