Archive for April, 2012

Heritage Emergency National Task Force

April 20, 2012

The recent tornadoes to sweep across the Midwest proves that the time to prepare is now. In light of these devastating events and the approaching tornado season, The Heritage Emergency National Task Force would like to connect with your organization and other cultural institutions in historically tornado-active states to provide support and resources now and in the event of future disasters.

The Task Force, a partnership of 41 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from disaster, has a wealth of resources and information available to cultural institutions before, during, and after a major crisis. Visit our website to view resources aimed at helping museums, historical societies and sites, libraries, archives, and the public plan for the worst and cope with damage.

In the event of a major disaster in your area, the Task Force will assist in connecting response agencies to cultural heritage leaders. We will reach out to your institution — and hope you will do the same — to offer assistance and gather pertinent information about damage to your organization’s constituents. You may also report damages through our online reporting tool. This concerted information-gathering will enable national leaders to assess impact and ensure that cultural resources receive attention during the recovery process.

Click here  to learn more about the Task Force and resources available to your organization. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or concerns. If you are no longer the contact for your organization, please e-mail us with updated information.

Lori Foley
Vice President of Emergency Programs
Heritage Preservation
1012 14th St., NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC  20005


HRC Meeting Set: Monday, April 30, 2012 11:30 – 12:30 pm

April 17, 2012



I am happy to host all members of the Consortium at the Heritage Library History and Genealogy Center at a brown-bag lunch round-table meeting Monday, April 30, 2012 from 11:30 – 12:30 pm  to communicate with each other and to learn what your organization is involved in, etc. – and to talk about future goals of this organization.

I hope everyone is able to attend. If not, please send your latest news and any agenda ideas you may have. For those of you attending, pleases send agenda ideas. The Library location is below.  I will provide cookies and drinks. I look forward to hearing from you – and seeing you! Best Regards, Iva Welton Vice-president, Heritage Library Foundation

The Heritage Library is located in the Savannah Bank Building, 852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island Phone 843- 686-6560

PS  If anyone wants tickets to the Equestrian Exposition to be held at Rose Hill Plantation on Sunday, April 29,  I have tickets for  $15 each, general admission.

Our Next Meeting

April 16, 2012

Iva Welton has just shared the arrangements for the next meeting of the Beaufort County Historic Resources Consortium with me. Here’s her message:

I will provide cookies and drinks. 

  • Iva would like to see if one of these times is better for you:   9 – 10 am OR 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

The Heritage Library is located in the Savannah Bank Building,

852 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 2A, Hilton Head Island

Phone 843- 686-6560

Iva’s e-mail address is

  • Please let her know whether or not you’ll be able to make it to the meeting.
  • Please let her know your preference re: the time of the meeting.  (9 am or 11:30am start).
  • Send Agenda items to her.

ASSC Hilton Head Chapter Programs and Events – with a little GA thrown in

April 16, 2012

Via Mary Lou Brewton of Beaufort Museum, Beaufort County Historical Society, and ASSC Hilton Head Chapter:

ASSC Hilton Head Chapter-April 17th 7 PM  Hilton Head, SC: The Archaeological Society of South Carolina, Hilton Head Chapter will host their next meeting at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, April 17th at 7 PM presenting Ashley Deming of SCIAA who will be speaking on the SC sport diver program All meetings are free and open to the public.

May 5, 9 am field trip to the Savannah Railroad Museum car pooling from Coastal discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn

May 17th, 7 PM meeting, Dr. Chester DePratter- Charlesfort and 450th Anniversary of the Landing of Jean Ribaut -Reception at 6 pm

May 25th— 1:30 pm 450th Anniversary of Jean Ribaut Landing Ceremony at Charlesfort (Parris Island, SC)

FYI from Coastal Georgia Archaeology Society  Hello All, Here are some programs you might enjoy! Hope to see you at one or more. Let me know if you have any questions about any of these events.  Chica Arndt/CGAS (912) 920-2299

April 26 Tour of Historic Cemeteries and Fort Stewart Museum on Fort Stewart. Meet 8:00-8:45 at the Pass and Permit Office, Building 8093, Fort Stewart. For reservations and directions, call Pat Young at (912) 435-9872 or

 Saturdays during April and May, Excavations at Jack Branch Site (Native American) in Long County. For more information and directions, contact Dwight Kirkland at

 June Annual Meeting, Date TBA We hope to have a speaker from the MPC on the proposed new archaeological ordinance for Chatham County.

Upcoming Connecting to Collections Webinars – Free

April 15, 2012
  • MayDay! Create a Game Plan – Wed. Apr. 18th 1:00 pm  EDT Yes, this is the real date and time! (I got incorrect information from the Heritage Preservation folks) – gmc.
  • Selecting A Conservator – Tuesday, May 8, 1:00 pm EDT.  Christine Wiseman, Preservation Services Manager,      Georgia Archives.
  • Security for Collections: Preventing Loss and Planning for Any Budget – Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 pm EDT.       Stevan P. Layne, Layne Consultants International.
  • Collections Care and Conservation:  How to Submit an Art Works Grant to the National  Endowment for the Arts – Wednesday, June 6, 1:00 pm EDT.  Wendy Clark, Museum Specialist, National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Care of Plastics – Wednesday, June 13, 1:00 pm EDT.  Christine Frohnert, Conservator of Contemporary Art, Modern Materials and Media and Odile Madden, Research Scientist, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution.
  • Wireless Dataloggers – Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 1:00 pm EDT.  Rachael Perkins Arenstein, Partner, A.M. Art      Conservation, LLC.