Hurricane Harvey Resources

Preservation Texas is concerned for the life and safety of our fellow Texans who are being directly impacted by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.  Our thoughts are with all of those in Harvey’s path.

We will better understand the full impact of the storm in the days and weeks ahead.

This webpage is intended to gather information and resources that may be of assistance to those working with historic resources impacted by this complex and devastating storm.

  1. The Texas Historical Commission maintains a Disaster Resources webpage with useful information and contacts.
  2. FEMA’s Hurricane Harvey resource page is here.
  3. Cultural institutions should also visit the website of National Heritage Responders for more information about disaster response assistance for your historic collections.  There is also a hotline (1-202-661-8068) that is available 24/7.
  4. An effort is underway to develop a list of cultural institutions, preservation organizations, historical societies and similar groups with historic collections, archives, books and other culturally valuable items that have been impacted by Harvey.  Please e-mail PT and we will get your institution added to the list.
  5. Please visit our Emergency Consultation Program page to find out more about how we can provide direct assistance in assessing the preservation options for your at-risk property.
  6. Our Preservation Emergency Fund supports the above program and has been seeded with $10,000 from the Summerlee Foundation.  Funds are used to make the travel and logistical expenses so that for preservation experts to visit impacted historic resources who agree to provide their expertise pro bono.  Additional contributions to the Fund will enable us to expand our consultation services to bring more experts to more sites in need as we expect to deplete this fund responding to Harvey.  You may also mail a contribution with the memo “Emergency Fund” to Preservation Texas, P.O. Box 12832, Austin, Texas 78711.

    Preservation Emergency Fund Contribution


  7. As we gather news and information about the impacts of Harvey to historic and cultural resources in Texas, we will share that information here on our website and through our e-newsletter, Preservation Texas Reporter.  If you are not already a subscriber, e-mail PT and we will add you to the e-mail list.
  8. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we will use all three channels to communicate with our members and the public.  We are @preservationtexas on Instagram and @PreservationTX on Twitter.