Monday, October 29, 2012

Natural Disasters & Your Heritage Assets

From the California Preservation Foundation...

How prepared are you in the event of a natural disaster affecting your cultural resources?  
Learn from professionals in the field and historic properties in California affected by natural disasters about how to be prepared and why it is important and valuable to have a disaster plan to protect your cultural resources at CPF's next Webinar and Workshop.

$40 - Members; $60 - Non-Members
Introduction to Disaster Planning and Cultural Resources
Speaker: Ione Stiegler, FAIA, Principal Architect, IS Architecture
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
12:00-1:30 PM
More Information and Online Registration

Disaster Planning is something that has come up frequently in Southern California over the years, not just because of our location along fault lines and predisposition to earthquakes but also because of our climate and what that means for weather related disasters like drought, wildfires and flooding from intense rains.  Learn why it's important to be prepared from the lessons learned with the Sikes Adobe in Escondido that burned in a wildfire after being restored and has since been reconstructed.

$115 - Members; $150 - Non-Members

BEFORE and AFTER -- Disaster Preparedness and Cultural Resources
In Partnership with Brea Historical Society 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Brea Museum & Heritage Center
125 W Elm St, Brea, CA 92821

More Information and Online Registration

Register for the workshop and receive a FREE registration for theWebinar: Introduction to Disaster Planning and Cultural Resources

Disaster planning is part of the California mindset, not just because we live on fault lines and are predisposed to earthquakes, but also because of our climate and development in areas prone to disasters like wildfires and flooding.

Does your City or Historic Museum have a Disaster Plan in place?  What are some of the typical and unique challenges that arrive in the event of a disaster?  How can we prepare for such an event and protect historic structures?  What are best practices from Cities that have experienced disasters, even devastating disasters.  What is FEMA’s role in preparing us for such events, during an event and after an event?  How does the State historic building code interface with structures and the respective engineers in the event of a disaster?

A panel of building officials, structural engineers, architects and FEMA representative will address these topics and more!

Topics Include:
  • Why disaster planning is important in California
  • How to include protection of cultural resources in a disaster plan
  • The roles of individuals and government agencies before and after a disaster
  • How the State Historic Building Code is utilized before and after a disaster
  • Alessandro Amaglio, FEMA Region IX
  • John Bwarie, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Mel Green, SE, Melvyn Green & Assoc. Inc.
  • Roy Harthorn, Consulting Building Official
  • Taylor Louden, AIA, GTL Historical Architecture
  • Lynn A. Voorheis, Riverside Metropolitan Museum
  • More Speakers to be Announced
Who should attend:
Architects,Building Officials, Plans Examiners, Fire Prevention Officials, Building Managers, Planners, Historic Property Owners and Emergency Planning Officials.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 California Cultural Summit (in Long Beach)

From the California Cultural and Historical Endowment...

Come for an engaging and rejuvenating day among writers, poets, artists, preservationists, and humanitarians exploring California's cultural heritage!

Thursday, October 18th, at the beautifully restored Rancho Los Alamitos in Long Beach ~  

4th Annual CCHE Grantee Reception

$25 Registration includes Rancho and Garden tours, Catered lunch and an evening reception featuring wine, hearty appetizers, and Keynote Speaker, Cal Humanities Executive Director Ralph Lewin. 

Make your reservation today!  
Call Lynnda Fair at CCHE ~ 916.653.1330.