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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


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


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


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


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


5:00 pm

Adjourn, and return to the Sheraton Hotel

5:00 pm

Adjourn, and return to the Sheraton Hotel


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,
David Lewis,