SO, ya wanna start a fire museum...
I have often said, "Someday I need to write a book on how
to start a fire museum." About once a month I get an e-mail
or phone call asking for advice on how to start a fire
These inquirys are generally followed up with me asking
what stage of the process they are in - be it
organizational development, fundraising, collections work,
or setting up the exhibits and making it run on a
day-to-day basis. I then send off an envelope with helpful
information - copies of handouts that have been presented
at the various Fire Museum Seminars or that I have
developed based on my own personal experiences. I have
tried to simplify this process, (and my life) by posting
all this information here instead of copying and mailing.
In addition to this “how-to” section, you should see the
pages with of firefighting and general museum resources....
This information section is by no means complete. Below you
will see a few sections with no links, I'll be working on
developing and expanding this area as my time permits.
Hopefully (when we get enough information about each
section) I would like the Fire Museum Network to offer
these "how-to" pages printed out and placed in a notebook
binder.... but in the meantime you'll have to do the
Remember - starting and operating a fire museum is HARD
WORK - Good Luck!