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Subject: Flood at Higgins Armory Museum

Flood at Higgins Armory Museum

From: Jim Moss <clkmkr>
Date: Sunday, January 4, 1998
On Friday Jan 2, a broken pipe cause damage to some artifacts in the
Higgins Armory Museum. "The museum is one of the few institutions in
the Western Hemisphere  dedicated to the collection of arms, armor,
and related artifacts.

The most significant loss was damage to the basement storage area
that housed the museums study collection. The thousands of priceless
artifacts stored there were often used for research. Many of the
artifacts are beginning to rust. Kent Russell, the museum's
executive director, said that it appeared that about 20% of the
collection was affected by the flooding..." (per Boston Globe
Article 1/4/98)

The Higgins Armory Museum is located at 100 Barber Ave. in
Worcester, MA. 978-853-6015

Perhaps there are some disaster recovery specialists in metals that could
lend a hand.


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Received on Sunday, 4 January, 1998

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