Registration is open for our June workshop series, Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive. We look forward to presenting this interactive workshop in five locations throughout the State.

DHPSNY’s education programs promote interactive learning, networking, and collaboration while addressing the needs of professionals and volunteers responsible for the care and handling of historical records. This workshop is being offered at NO COST.

Disaster Response and Recovery: A Hands-on Intensive

Amelia Parks, Archives Specialist, DHPSNY
Gillian Marcus, Preservation Specialist, DHPSNY

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Click here to register for June workshop dates.

Thoughtful preparation for an emergency or disaster is one of the most important steps a cultural institution can take to safeguard collections. This program will increase practical knowledge through hands-on salvage of a simulated disaster. Participants will use the Incident Command System while learning to salvage a variety of archival and library materials, including paper, photographs, audio-visual media, and books. Personal safety, initial site assessment, object triage and tracking, and post-disaster debriefing will be addressed. Participants will also learn about resources and services offered by local and regional emergency management agencies. Participants at all levels are welcome.

Monday, June 5
Marion H. Skidmore Library, Lily Dale Assembly
Chautauqua County, Lily Dale

Wednesday, June 7
Utica College
Oneida County, Utica

Wednesday, June 14
Smithtown Historical Society
Suffolk County, Smithtown

Tuesday, June 20
Fort Ticonderoga
Essex County, Ticonderoga

Thursday, June 22
The Farmers’ Museum and Fenimore Art Museum
Otsego County, Cooperstown