Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Podcast 66 - Museums, Part 2: Historical Events & Disasters

Sara Cochran and Jean Wilcox Hibben discuss museums dealing with specific historical events, including disasters - general and specific. The second half (available only with the premium subscription) includes even more specific detail on particular events - notably: floods, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and fires.

Complete podcast is located at <https://genjourneys.podbean.com/e/podcast-66-museums-part-2-historic-events-disasters/>

Historic museums:
La Brea Tar Pits: https://tarpits.org/
LDS (Mormon) Church History Museum: https://history.lds.org/section/museum?lang=eng
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum: http://www.dupinternational.org/dyn_page.php?pageID=11

General disaster museum topic overview essay: http://archives.icom.museum/pdf/E_news2005/extra_n.2.pdf

Int’l Coalition of Historic Sites of Conscience:

US Holocaust Museum, Washington, DC: https://www.ushmm.org/

Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center:

The Arabia: http://1856.com/
Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum: https://www.shipwreckmuseum.com/

Explosion of the Steamer Sultana, 28 April 1865
copyright 1865, Harper's Weekly
Retrieved from Library of Congress

Peshtigo Fire Museum: http://peshtigofiremuseum.com/
New York Fire Museum: http://www.nycfiremuseum.org/
Memphis Fire Museum: http://www.firemuseum.com/
Fire Museum of Maryland: https://www.firemuseummd.org/
Fire Museum of Houseton: http://www.houstonfiremuseum.org/

Fire Tragedies, Montgomery County (TN) Historical Society: http://www.mchsociety.org/Sub-Pages/Hist-Tragedies-Fire.html

San Francisco 1906 Earthquake & Fire Virtual museum: http://www.sfmuseum.org/1906/06.html
(includes genealogical information via a list of the dead)

Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum, Virtual Museum: https://postalmuseumblog.si.edu/2013/04/the-great-kipton-train-wreck.html

Ashtabula, OH Train/Bridge disaster: http://www.ashtabula200.com/id114.htm

Listing of Rail accidents, international: https://www.revolvy.com/page/Lists-of-rail-accidents

Galveston disaster - People leaving the city
Niagara Falls, N.Y. : M.H. Zahner, publisher, c1900
Retrieved from Library of Congress

ArchiveGrid - Archive list (not all inclusive): https://researchworks.oclc.org/archivegrid/

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