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!