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I am setting up this discussion board as way for NMA members, museums, and historic sites as a way to ask for help, resources, advice and share updates.

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    From the Society of American Archivist: The National Disaster Relief Fund for Archives committee is saddened to learn of the severe flooding in the Midwest. As those affected by the damage begin to evaluate their collections and construct their recovery plans, the committee would like to remind our colleagues that funds are available.
    An institution does not need to be a member of SAA to apply. Funding covers services such as freeze drying, storage, transportation of materials, and rental facilities; supplies, including acid-free boxes and folders, storage cartons, cleaning materials, plastic milk crates, and protective gear; and to defray the costs for volunteers or other laborers who assist with the recovery. Grants up to $5,000 are available. The committee reviews each application as soon as possible and makes every attempt to evaluate applications quickly. Our goal is to ensure that approved applicants receive their requested funds soon after the application is submitted so that they can be put to use immediately.

    To apply to the NDRFA, please see our webpage for additional information. Perspective applicatns can also directly visit the application. Please share this information with any colleagues or institutions you feel may need it and to other lists. The NDRFA also gratefully accepts donations to the fund.

    If anyone has questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

    Miriam Meislik
    chair, NDRFA

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    nadmin

    Humanities Nebraska has Flood Recovery Resources listed on its website -- https://humanitiesnebraska.org/flood.htmlIf you've been affected please let us know so we can keep you informed as we learn about additional resources.mary@humanitiesnebraska.org

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    Kelli Bacon

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation's website has disaster recovery resources: https://forum.savingplaces.org/learn/issues/sustainability/disaster-relief. They also have grant funding that could potentially be utilized for disaster recovery. You can contact Amy Webb at 303-623-1504 x5128 or AWebb@savingplaces.org.

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    nadmin

    Strategies for Post-Disaster Community Engagement Workshop
    Free and open to the public
    Friday, March 29, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CDT
    Nebraska History Museum
    Gilmore Room, 131 Centennial Mall N
    Register by calling Kelli Bacon at 402-471-4766 or email kelli.bacon@nebraska.gov
    Cultural heritage professionals from across the state are invited for a dialog on strategies for post-disaster community engagement Friday, March 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. CST at History Nebraska, Gilmore Room, 131 Centennial Mall N.When homes are damaged and lives are upended, treasured keepsakes such as artwork, photos, personal papers, and other family heirlooms become more cherished. Even in the aftermath of a disaster, these treasures may be salvageable.
    Cultural institutions can provide important information to communities to preserve their possessions as they regain access to their homes and businesses. The Smithsonian Institution will provide a short briefing about its Saving Your Family Treasures program, then representatives from other Nebraska institutions are invited to share any programs currently under way and discuss strategies for working together.
    Experts will demonstrate how to handle, dry, and clean damaged objects and share tips on personal safety, setting priorities, and other preservation options. There will be a formal presentation followed by a question and answer period.
    The workshop will have examples of common personal heirlooms on display to demonstrate salvaging techniques. Due to safety concerns, please do not bring your damaged objects to the workshop. If you have specific questions about your personal heirlooms, feel free to bring images of each item to discuss with the preservation experts directly.

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    Kelli Bacon

    The University of Nebraska State Museum recorded one of their Saving Your Family Treasures workshops. You can view it here: http://museum.unl.edu/treasuresworkshop/index.html.