In 1988, Carole Turchan, the paper conservator of the Chicago Historical Society, published a recap of a tremendous flooding incident that affected her institution. View toward the museum. Burst water main. Check out her article, The Chicago Historical Society Flood: Recovery Analysis Two Years Later for details about the recovery. My takeaways from the article: … Continue reading What we can learn from the 1986 Chicago Historical Society flooding
Some fascinating details on how the National Archives in Washington, DC, prevented flooding in their facility using a floating wall. Read how the National Archives' floating flood wall helped dodge disaster from epic rainfall from the Washington Post on July 11.
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will host a special COSTEP MA Symposium on September 10, 2019, from 10a to 2p in the Operations Room of their Headquarters in Framingham. Please join us for this FREE event presenting emerging best practices in Planning, Mitigation, and Response from colleagues in the Cultural Heritage and Emergency Response … Continue reading Join us for a Special COSTEP MA Symposium
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Submitted by Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) Preservation Specialist (& COSTEP MA co-chair) Evan Knight On June 15 I led a workshop on practical approaches to disaster planning, with attendees from historical societies and museums from all over Western Mass. The event was hosted by the Pioneer Valley History Network and held at the … Continue reading Disaster Planning Workshop recap with Pioneer Valley History Network