Families, museums, and libraries across the state will learn more about how to save Nebraska's treasures thanks to a $249,837 grant awarded to the Nebraska State Historical Society. The Partnership for a Nation of Learners, a collaboration of the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, announced its first-ever community collaboration grants September 27. The Nebraska State Historical Society will partner with Nebraska Educational Telecommunications and the Nebraska Library Commission to create resources families, museums, and libraries can use to preserve their heritage. Community workshops, a television program to be broadcast on the statewide NET network, and a website will feature "how-to's" from professionals at the Nebraska State Historical Society's Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center and the State Library Commission and will provide practical and effective methods to help ensure artifacts, photographs, and documents survive into the future.
Recent catastrophic events have raised awareness of the importance of caring for family and community treasures. Nebraska has over six hundred museums, historical societies, and libraries scattered across the state, with few training opportunities for staff and volunteers. The "Saving Nebraska's Treasures" partnership will provide information in a variety of formats to help people in communities across the state and beyond to preserve their heritage.
Watch this website for more information about community workshops and a chance to have your family treasures evaluated.
Plan ahead to save your treasures: a disaster planning page has been added to this website.
Visit http://www.imls.gov to find out more about other partnership projects.
View the IMLS/CPB grant narrative at IMLS/CPB Partnership for a Nation of Learners grant: "Saving Nebraska's Treasures" (PDF)
Assistant Director for Public Relations & Program Development
Nebraska State Historical Society
1500 R Street
PO Box 82554
Lincoln, NE 68501
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