Press Release


Illinois Humanities Council collaborates with Illinois Heritage Association
for series of one-day technical assistance workshops

– Heritage and cultural organizations such as public libraries, historical and
genealogical societies, and small museums need professional assistance in
planning for water emergencies such as the flooding in Illinois brought on by severe weather in the
Spring of 2008. To help cope with the dangers created by raging rivers and
disastrous acts of nature, the Illinois Humanities Council is collaborating
with Illinois Heritage Association to present this series of one-day technical
assistance workshops across Illinois.

This workshop will take place on Friday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at the Morris University Center at Southern Illinois University at
. There is a $15 fee for
the workshop; reservations are required
. For more information or to
register, contact the Illinois Heritage Association at 217.359.5600 or by email at

These workshops will
help institutions contend with water-related emergencies by discussing the
steps necessary for heritage- and cultural-based organizations to deal directly
with cultural resources threatened as a result of flooding by overflowing
rivers, fire-extinguishing efforts, and/or overly humid environments.

The Illinois
Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3]
dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of
the lives of individuals and communities. 
Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for
the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote
greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities.
The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.


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