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11th Annual Fire Museum Seminar
Kansas City Missouri • August 28-30, 1999



Preliminary Schedule for the 1999 Fire Museum Seminar

Saturday - August 28th

Sunday - August 29th

Monday - August 30th

9:30 - 9:45

Opening remarks
by the Fire Museum Network Executive Committee

9:00 - 9:30

"Show and tell" - presented by one of our member museums
(presenting museum to be announced)

9:00 - 9:30

FMN Membership Meeting - Committee Reports

9:45 - 10:00

Welcome
by the Kansas City Fire Department

9:30 - 10:00

"Show and tell" - presented by one of our member museums
(presenting museum to be announced)

9:30 - 10:00

FMN Membership Meeting -
Web site update

10:00 - 10:25

"Show and tell" - presented by one of our member museums
(presenting museum to be announced)

10:00 - 10:30

"Show and tell" - presented by one of our member museums
(presenting museum to be announced)

10:00 - 10:30

FMN Membership Meeting -
Interschutz 2000

10:30 - 10:50

"Show and tell" - presented by one of our member museums
(presenting museum to be announced)

11:30 - 1:00

Free time to visit the exhibit floor and lunch on your own.

10:30 - 11:00

FMN Membership Meeting -
Newsletter

10:50 - 11:30

Screening of the Discovery Channel TV show "Inferno."
This episode highlights fires in museums and historic structures.

1:00

Special Fire Museum Network bus leaves convention center for Reliance Fire Apparatus Collection.

11:00 - 11:30

FMN Membership Meeting -
New business

11:30 - 1:00

Lunch on your own - and free time to visit the exhibit floor.

1:15 - 2:30

Visit the Reliance Fire Apparatus Collection.

This year's bus trip is being sponsored by the Reliance Fire Company Museum and Mr. Doug Klink

11:30 -

Fire Museum Seminar ends - view the exhibits on your own.

1:30 - 2:15

Maintenance of Fire Alarm Equipment
Noted fire alarm specialist Bob Fitz, will talk about Gamewell Fire Equipment and its use in a museum setting.

2:30

Bus leaves Reliance Fire Apparatus Collection for the Arabia Steam Boat Museum

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2:15 - 3:00

History of American Fire Marks
Jim Giles one of the foremost experts on this subject will do a presentation of fire marks and fire insurance history.

2:30 - 4:30

Visit the Arabia Steam Boat Museum

Our visit to the Arabia Steamboat Museum is being sponsored by Fire Buff House Publishers - publisher of Discovering America's Fire Museums

3:00 - 3:15

Break

4:30

Bus leaves Arabia Steam Boat Museum back to the convention center and hotel.

3:15 - 4:00

Will and Estate Planning for your collection
What happens to all the "great stuff" when fire collectors die? How can your museum help them make plans for it. now? (speaker to be announced)

5:00 - 7:00

Dutch-treat dinner on our own - or perhaps it will be sponsored? (come and find out!)

4:00 - 4:45

Touchscreen Displays
Michael Wright with RISE International will talk about the latest in interactive touchscreen technology for museum displays.

7:00

IAFC fire apparatus parade through streets of Kansas City.

5:00

Return by Shuttle bus to the hotel. Dutch-treat dinner on our own - or perhaps it will be sponsored? (come and find out!)

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7:30

General membership meeting.
Come Join us for an informal meeting at the hotel's conference room. Find out where we've been, where we are are, and let the Fire Museum Network's Executive Committee know where you would like us to go.


If you'd like more information about our organization,
E-mail:
David Lewis, dlewisarfm@aol.com