Mission, Vision & Governance Resources 

Audience Resources 

What's the Twack Record for Your Tweets - Using Twitter 

Engaging Places Blog by Max van Balgooy 

National Park Service Visitor Service Documents & Data 

AASLH StEPs Resource Page Audience: Includes two webinars and other resources 

Focus Groups

 - short overview on Focus Groups, good for a board document overview.

How to Conduct a Focus Group

- 10 pages neatly outline the WHYs, HOWs and FOLLOW-UPs of focus group planning. Nothing is omitted, providing a step-by-step guide

Guide to Training Docents,

KHS Docent Guide 2015 

Engaging Places:  What Historic Sites Have Learned After 25 Years with
the ADA

Art Beyond Site: Resources for Serving People with Disabilities  a webpage that provides four online links to surveys and articles that will help you determine how successfully you can provide programs and services to people with disabilities.  It includes a Self-Assessment Accessibility Survey, Museum Website Accessibility Survey, Disability Awareness Training Survey, and Accessibility Tools and Verbal Description Training Survey.



Management Resources 

 Insurance Handouts 

Types of Insurance for Historical Societies.pdf 

Volunteers and Workers Compensation Coverage.pdf  

Non-Profit Board of Directors Liability.pdf  

Non-Profit Board ~ Liability Limitation Statutes.pdf  

Loss Control Services for the Non-Profit Organization.pdf  

A Guide to Crisis Management for Non Profit Organizations.pdf

Work Plans & Facilities Management Plans 

Sample Work Plan, Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust

Get Organized!

Get Organized Slides, Marilyn Cruickshank, October 26, 2015 Presentation

Emergency Planning Resources:

Sample Emergency Plan, 2015 

Basic Emergency Supplies and Equipment.docx  

Invite your Fire Dept brochure.pdf  

Who can you call for help flow chart 2015.pdf  

May Day PREP 2015.pdf  

May Day PReP-04282015.docx 

Bibliography of Disaster Planning and Emergency Response

A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage This guide is an abridged version of The ABC Method. It explains the ABC Method using many images, basic examples and simple exercises. It has been designed to introduce the risk-based approach to decision makers and to promote its use by heritage professionals and a younger generation of conservators.

The ABC Method: A risk management approach to the preservation of cultural heritage  This manual offers a comprehensive understanding of risk management applied to the preservation of heritage assets, whether collections, buildings or sites. It provides a step-by-step procedure and a variety of tools to guide the heritage professional in applying the ABC method to their own context. The method can be applied to a range of situations, from analysis of a single risk to a comprehensive risk assessment of the entire heritage asset.

Branding and Marketing

Six Ways Boards are Critical to a Nonprofit's Brand, Guidestar


Collections Resources 


Care of Photographs, 5.3, NEDCC 

Preservation of Photographs, Bibliography, NEDCC 

Storage Enclosures for Photographic Materials, NEDCC  

Caring For Your Treasures, NEDCC  

Photographic Activity Test, Image Permanence Institute  

Monique Fisher's Power Point: Identifying and Preserving Photographs  

Collections Ethics  

Direct Care of Collections: Ethics, Guidelines and Recommendations, AAM 2016 

Collections Information General  

Managing Collections-Related Paperwork & Documentation 

Temporary Receipt, Litchfield Historical Society 

Numbering System Policy 

Catalog Worksheet 

Accession Log Book (Gaylord) 

Accession Form, Illinois State Museum  

American Institute for the Preservation & Conservation of Artistic Works

Whatbug.com A great web site to help identify bugs

Caring for Audio, Video and Data Recording Media, Government of Canada

Risk Management

The ABC Method of Risk Management, Government of Canada


Historic Structures & Landscapes (Preservation) Resources

Preservation Philosophy from Historic New England, http://www.historicnewengland.org/preservation/copy_of_preservation-philosophy

Partners for Sacred Places, www.sacredplaces.org

Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, www.cttrust.org

National Trust for Historic Preservation, www.preservationnation.org

Conserve-o-grams from the National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/conserveogram/cons_toc.html#collectionpreservation

Museum Facility Specifications, National Park

Technical Preservation Services, National Park Service, https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs.htm

The Preparation and Use of Historic Structures Reports (Preservation Brief 43), https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/43-historic-structure-reports.htm

Heating, Ventilation and Cooling of Historic Buildings: Problems and Recommended Approaches (Preservation Brief 24), https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/24-heat-vent-cool.htm


The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 

Olmstead Center for Historic Landscape Preservation (National Park Service), https://www.nps.gov/oclp/index.htm

Preservation Brief 36: Protecting Cultural Landscapes, https://www.nps.gov/tps/how-to-preserve/briefs/36-cultural-landscapes.htm

Pest and Mold Management, Donia Conn, August 2016

"Pest and Mold Management", Power Point Outline, Donia Conn, August 2016


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