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Organization name: laurel historical society

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AH-276557-20Education Programs: Cooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)Laurel Historical Society, Inc.Virtual Summer Camps at the Laurel Historical Society6/15/2020 - 9/30/2020$13,000.00Ann Bennett   Laurel Historical Society, Inc.LaurelMD20707-3429USA2020History, GeneralCooperative Agreements and Special Projects (Education)Education Programs13000012952.960

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.

PG-271673-20Preservation and Access: Preservation Assistance GrantsLaurel Historical Society, Inc.Laurel Historical Society Emergency Preparedness Plan9/1/2020 - 7/31/2021$6,000.00Ann Bennett   Laurel Historical Society, Inc.LaurelMD20707-3429USA2020History, GeneralPreservation Assistance GrantsPreservation and Access600005983.630

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.

TA-296580-24Public Programs: Public Impact Projects at Smaller OrganizationsLaurel Historical Society, Inc.Strengthening Interpretation and Public Programs at the Laurel Museum3/1/2024 - 12/31/2025$25,000.00Ann Bennett   Laurel Historical Society, Inc.LaurelMD20707-3429USA2023History, GeneralPublic Impact Projects at Smaller OrganizationsPublic Programs250000249090

Program evaluation and audience outreach leading to the development of more inclusive interpretive strategies to meet the needs of residents of Laurel, Maryland.

The Laurel Historical Society seeks funds to conduct comprehensive evaluation and analysis of collections and public programs. The proposed project would strengthen interpretation as a result of internal and outward-facing evaluations to assess the gaps in our current collection, evaluate our programs and community needs, engage in listening sessions, and interview community members and stakeholders. These approaches would aid the organization in strengthening interpretation and public programming at the Laurel Historical Society.