Posts Tagged ‘Emergency Preparedness’

  • Strawbery Banke Museum, located four hundred feet from the banks of the Piscataqua River in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a nine-acre living history museum that maintains thirty-seven historic houses, most on their original foundations.  One house, the Shapley Drisco House, was built in 1795 along what was a tidal inlet called Puddle Dock. The […]

  • The Problem:  Cultural institutions often lack the ability to develop comprehensive emergency preparedness and response measures, which has put many of the country’s most prized artifacts in danger of being lost or destroyed in disasters. Heritage Preservation’s Heritage Health Index (HHI) highlighted this issue in a survey taken by over 30,000 institutions across America. The […]

  • Resources for Disaster Relief

    August 29th, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas over the last week and reminded all of us who work and volunteer in history organizations that disaster preparedness is critical. Finding help when you are in recovery mode is equally critical. AASLH has collected resources from various organizations for institutions and individuals recovering from hurricanes, flooding, […]

  • AASLH is reaching out to our constituents in the recent flood affected areas in Louisiana. As a member of the Heritage Emergency National Taskforce, AASLH contacted 171 constituents about damages to Louisiana heritage institutions. The Taskforce has provided the resource list below to be distributed to those in need: A news release from the Foundation […]

  • Greetings from the AASLH’s archives! Today I want to pose a few questions inspired by one intriguing archival finding. These questions surround the fact that when we, as museum professionals, consider the effects of catastrophic events upon our institutions, we find our minds predictably drifting toward preserving the safety of our collections and facilities – […]

  • Wow!  What a day! For the last several hours we’ve had 5 fire trucks and about 20 men and women in turnout gear crawling all over our historic house museum!  No, we didn’t have a fire, fortunately; we had a training exercise. Long before I was in charge of a historic site I learned to […]

  • Every year, cultural organizations take time on May 1st to assess their emergency preparedness. This MayDay, the American Association for State and Local History encourages you to take at least a few moments to evaluate your readiness to respond to natural disasters and other emergencies, and to “Do One Thing for Emergency Preparedness.”Making sure that […]

  • AASLH Member Since 1979 The New Jersey State Library and the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts, with New Jersey Collections Care partners will be holding the Cultural Institutions & Emergency Management: Partners in Emergency Response & Recovery Conference! July 30, 2014 at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Intended for collections care […]

  • A Disaster Plan is only as good as its implementation.That’s good advice as we enter the storm season with risks of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and flooding. Here in Oklahoma we know these disasters all too well. Elsewhere, you have to worry about hurricanes or earthquakes. Then there’s the threat of burst water pipes and other […]