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  PAST Fire Museum Seminars
 
  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 .
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!)
.
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.