Spotlight on Disaster Recovery Planning For Cultural Resources

Washington State Historical Society, Heritage Outreach Workshop
Presented in Partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and the Washington State Emergency Management Division

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 10 AM to 2 PM.

$15.00. Registration includes Museum Admission

Washington State History Museum, Peter Simpson Board Room


The destruction of cultural resources from a disaster event causes remorse and hardship that impedes the recovery of the community.  It is the preservation of these resources that gives each community its unique character plus a sense of place and well-being.  We want to ensure that laws, procedures, and plans are developed and followed so that impacts to cultural resources can be minimized and the community can continue on a path to recovery.  To help us do a better job of protecting cultural resources before, during, and after an event, we need your input to better understand the “who, what, when, where, and how” to reach this goal.

Derrick Hiebert – Mitigation Strategist, Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division

  • Introduction to disaster recovery
  • Importance of preserving cultural resources
  • Audience participation to help Washington State officials understand how to assist communities and tribal nations
  • Cultural Resources Recovery Support Function disaster planning framework

Nancy Jackson, Collections Manager for Artifacts, Research Center

  • Introduction to emergency response for artifacts
  • Loan items and items in temporary exhibits
  • Emergency supply kit


 Doors open at 9:30 AM.  Parking pass provided.

Coffee, water and light morning refreshments served.

Program includes a 12:00 PM break for lunch on your own. 


WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY MUSEUM, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, WA 98402

INFORMATION 360-586-0166