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14th Annual Fire Museum Seminar
Kansas City, MO • August 23-25, 2002



Preliminary Schedule for th 2002 Fire Museum Seminar

Friday - August 25th

Saturday - August 26th

Sunday - August 27th

Morning

Arrive KC Mo...
Fire-Rescue International Exhibits open at 11:00am

9:00 am

Special FMN bus departs Sheraton Hotel for museum tours

8:30 am

Announcements and new business

1:00

Opening remarks and Welcome by Jordan Pearl, Chairman of the Fire Museum Network, and Deputy Chief Paul Berardi Kansas City (MO) Fire Department

9:30 am

Tour of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

9:00 am

How To Get Your Fire Department Involved In Your Museum. Panel Discussion

1:15 pm

Board the bus for an afternoon tour of museums.

11:00 am

Tour of the Truman Library and Museum

10:00 am

Panel Discussion: Restoration Vs. Preservation with Jane Rogers and Keith Franz.

1:30 pm

Kansas City (MO) Fire Department History, Presented by Chief Charlie Fischer (Ret.) and Captain Ray Elder (Ret.)

12:30 am

Lunch on your own

11:00 am

Preview of 2003 program

2:00 pm

History of the Philadelphia Fire Museum
Presented by Harry Magee, Curator, Philadelphia Fire Department

2:00

Collections Care on Low (no) Budget
Researcher, Division of Cultural History, Jane Rogers, Museum Specialist Smithsonian Museum of American History

11:30 am

Presentation of the Fred W. Conway Award

3:00 pm

Importance of Oral History of Your Fire Department Captain Dave Boucher (Ret.), County of Los Angeles Fire Department

3:00 pm

Museum presentation - need to be more specific with title Keith Franz Venerable Fire Collection

noon

Adjourn for 2002
See you next year!

4:00 pm

Museum Management, Fundraising, Ethics, Etc. Ms. Carey Southwell, Executive Director, Denver Firefighters Museum

4:00 pm

Hand in Hand Restorations by Ken Soderbeck

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5:00 pm

Adjourn, and return to the Sheraton Hotel

5:00 pm

Adjourn, and return to the Sheraton Hotel

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6:30 pm

Dinner at K.C. Masterpiece BBQ (Dutch treat)

9:00 pm

Informal "networking time" and an open discussion at the Sheraton Hotel. Bring your questions, comments, solutions and even pictures of your museum.


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