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

CHICAGO – 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. 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 Monday, June 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Robert R. McCormick Museum (1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton). 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. This program is made possible through the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and State Farm.

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 by all Illinoisans, regardless of their economic resources, cultural background, or geographic location. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.

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