If you’d like to help museums and historic sites around the Gulf Coast of Texas recover from this catastrophe, the American Association for State and Local History has put together some great resources.
One thing we can all do right now is donate to the AASLH Hurricane Harvey Cultural Relief Fund. Every cent will go to museums, sites, and other cultural institutions hit by the storm.
If you’ve got expertise in collections care, restoration, insurance, mold removal, or any other aspect of disaster recovery that might be useful to museum and site personnel, you can sign up online to serve as a point of contact and referral.
And if you’re a curator or site administrator, this is a good time to make sure your institution or organization is prepared for a disaster. (For additional information, check out the AAM’s website.)