NORTH GRAFTON – As a part of a long-term plan to help the research of horology (the research of time and timekeepers) and help these working towards knowledgeable profession in clock making, the household of former Willard Home and Clock Museum conservator David Gow has launched an annual scholarship.
“The skilled profession path of conservator-level clock making is just not properly outlined,” stated Robert Cheney, Willard’s government director, “In contrast to a century in the past, formal apprenticeship applications are scarce and any funding tough to acquire.”
The Gow household, following David’s needs, together with the collaboration of the museum trustees and workers, established the memorial scholarship to assist worthy college students acquire this specialised coaching.
Purposes for scholarship might be submitted by any U.S.-based scholar who has begun the journey into the occupation of clock making. A complete of $5,000 can be awarded and the cash could also be used attend superior programs supplied by varied clock and watch making colleges throughout the nation.
Purposes are due by Nov. 14. The primary scholarship recipient can be introduced at the start of December.