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PG-271673-20

Laurel Historical Society, Inc. (Laurel, MD 20707-3429)
Ann Bennett (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
Laurel Historical Society Emergency Preparedness Plan

The creation of a disaster management plan and the purchase of disaster supplies to help preserve a collection of historical objects, photographs, and newspapers that document life and culture in rural Maryland, in an area situated between Baltimore and Washington, DC, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The disaster management plan was recommended as part of a recent assessment. The collections are used for research, education, and public programming.

The Laurel Historical Society seeks funds to establish an emergency preparedness plan. The proposed project would allow for the creation of a Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Plan written by an emergency management professional and also the purchase of supplies for disaster mitigation and emergency preparedness. The Laurel Historical Society does not have an emergency management plan. The Laurel Historical Society is located inside a 180-year-old former millworkers’ house and the lower edge of the property is adjacent to the Patuxent River. While the Society has not suffered major damage from age-related issues or natural disasters, we simply are not prepared to respond to a disaster that would affect our community collections. The proposed project would result in a disaster management plan representing best practices for emergency preparedness and response. The purchase of emergency supplies would allow us to mitigate damage to the collection from disasters.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Preservation Assistance Grants

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$5,984 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 7/31/2021


AH-276557-20

Laurel Historical Society, Inc. (Laurel, MD 20707-3429)
Ann Bennett (Project Director: May 2020 to August 2021)
Virtual Summer Camps at the Laurel Historical Society

Salaries and supplies for museum staff to develop virtual history-themed summer camps for community children.

The Laurel Historical Society seeks funds to support virtual education activities. The proposed project would allow for the creation of virtual summer camps. The Laurel Historical Society typically offers free summer camps for children in grades 2-8. The year 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the City of Laurel, and the Laurel Historical Society created its annual exhibit and summer camp programs to celebrate this milestone in partnership with the City. We had anticipated unprecedented attendance and financial support. Due to the pandemic, we have temporarily closed the Museum and canceled our events and fundraisers. These closures have not only resulted in tremendous loss of revenue, but also the risk of losing connection and engagement with the community we serve. The proposed project would result in the creation of summer camps offered in a virtual environment.

Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$13,000 (approved)
$12,953 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/15/2020 – 9/30/2020