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Flood Recovery Resources

The following resources are available to museums, historic sites, and other cultural centers that have been impacted by the March 2019 flooding in Nebraska.

Advice from trained conservators/collection care professionals:

National Heritage Responders (FAIC) 24-Hour Hotline: 202.661.8068

Midwest Art Conservation Center 24-Hour Hotline: 612-870-3120

Records Recovery Services from National Archives

Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center

FAIC Find a Conservator Link 


Free on-site assessments:

National Heritage Responders (FAIC): 202.661.8068


Salvage guidance:

National Heritage Responders (FAIC): 202.661.8068

FEMA fact sheets

Equipment for Entering Flood-Damaged Buildings (Nebraska Extension) 

Video Tutorial for Flood Damage by FAIC (full video here)

National Heritage Responders Evacuating Collections Tip Sheet

National Heritage Responders Drying Collections/Buildings Tip Sheet

Step-by-step Drying Instructions from Library of Congress

Recovery Procedures from National Archive

Flood Salvage Tips and Resources from Minnesota Historical Society



Resource Lists:

Nebraska Museum Association Emergency Resource List

Saving Places Natural Disaster Resource List


Financial Assistance

Society of American Archivist: National Disaster Relief Fund for Archives 



More resources to be added soon!

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.