The Future of Preservation.

Patterns of Meaning is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and continued exhibition of these artifacts, paintings and sculptures. In doing so we honor the sacrifices made by the workers and innovators that built the U.S. and the world. Our mission is to rekindle a sense of gratitude for the infrastructure, prosperity and relative comfort they created that so many take for granted today.


All donations to Patterns of Meaning are tax-deductible. Your contribution helps us inventory, catalog, restore, preserve and exhibit the collection. In addition to preserving the patterns, we have started casting new objects from the existing patterns to create decorative and architectural design elements out of ceramics and glass for retail/wholesale markets to generate self-sustaining revenue to preserve and exhibit the collection.