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Laurel Historical Society, Inc. (Laurel, MD 20707-3429)
Ann Bennett (Project Director: January 2020 to October 2022)

Preservation Assistance Grants
Preservation and Access

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

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 7/31/2021

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.