In July 1998, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial in Asheville, NC, suffered a devastating fire at the hands of an arsonist. Nearly 15 years later, the organization serves as a fantastic case study in a cultural institutionâ€™s recovery after disaster. Martha Battle Jackson, chief curator for North Carolinaâ€™s Division of State Historic Sites and Properties, discussed the lessons that can be learned from this disaster and the organizationâ€™s six-year road to recovery.
- Saving Damaged Family Treasures After a Fire, Heritage Preservation
- ERS: Emergency Response and Salvage
- Emotional Responses to Disasters, American Red Cross
- Emergency Procedures Quick Reference Flip Chart, Southeastern Museums Conference
Recorded: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Guest Expert: Martha Battle Jackson, Chief Curator, Division of State Historic Sites and Properties, North Carolina