Emergency Status
Jul 13

Advice for salvaging damaged family treasures

Cherished family heirlooms that survive a fire are often covered with soot and ash, requiring prompt and gentle attention to avoid further damage. The Heritage Emergency National Task Force, co-sponsored by FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution, offers basic guidelines from professional conservators for those who are searching for, and finding, family treasures amid the ruins. Helpful tips and contact information available here.