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Wednesday, May 30 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
From Response to Recovery; from Recovery to Response – Hurricane Lessons Learned in Galveston LIMITED

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During this day-long workshop, participants will learn about the damage caused by the hurricanes that have affected Galveston Island – from the storm of 1900 that fundamentally shaped the city to the most recent damage caused Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Rosenberg Library staff member Casey Edward Greene, author of “Through a Night of Horrors: Voices from the 1900 Galveston Storm,” will address how that historic storm changed the city of Galveston. FAIC’s National Heritage Responders will speak about their response efforts following Hurricane Ike in 2008. Team members responded to damage at the Rosenberg Library, Moody Mansion, the Lone Star Flight Museum, Open Gate, and sites managed by the Galveston History Foundation, including the Ashton Villa and the 1861 Custom House. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to tour some of these sites.
The workshop will provide an opportunity to evaluate how a city has historically responded to threats of natural disasters, look at the response and recovery efforts of FAIC’s National Heritage Responders as well as other efforts on Galveston Island following Hurricane Ike, and a review of preparedness measures put in place for Hurricane Harvey. In looking at the longer process of recovery and how it informs future preparedness, this workshop allows for a more thoughtful analysis of the success of the current response protocols, as well as the prioritization of tasks in during that extended period of recovery. As collecting institutions are encouraged to do what they can to mitigate risk, the long view of recovery can provide helpful clues for what actions will translate to successful mitigation strategies. Participants will not need a background in emergency protocols in order to benefit from this analysis of the recovery process and how it informs preparedness measures.
Transportation will be provided between the Marriot Marquis Houston and Galveston Island.

Speakers
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Casey Edward Greene

Head of Special Collections, Rosenberg Library
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Vicki Lee

Senior Conservator, National and Archives and Records Administration
Vicki Lee is currently a senior conservator at the National Archives. Vicki is the former Director of Conservation at the Maryland State Archives. She is a member of FAIC-NHR Working Group and has reponded to disasters locally, nationally, and internationally. Vicki is especially... Read More →
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Karen Pavelka-[PA]

Senior Lecturer, UT Austin School of Information
Karen L. Pavelka is a full-time lecturer in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. She was been intimately involved with developing the conservation program when it moved from Columbia University in 1993 and continues to investigate the role of conservation... Read More →


Wednesday May 30, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Rosenberg Library 2310 Sealy St, Galveston, TX 77550

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