Galveston Historical Foundation’s Manager of Historic Collections, Renee Tallent, guides you through the proper procedure for recovering books damaged by natural disasters. This process addresses damage from flooding, hurricane and other water based issues. Please contact Renee with any questions you might have as you work towards preserving your family treasures.

INTRODUCTION

TEXTILES

BOOKS

FURNITURE

PHOTOS

6 Responses

  1. Vogle V.

    After Katrina, insurance adjuster advised that metal objects like pots, pans and silverware exposed to flood waters develop minute pitting due to salt water or pollutants. It is not safe to eat from or off of items that have been exposed. Would you take the chance with possibly damaged silver ware or dishes with crazing in the glaze?

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  2. Jet cook

    I have an antique hard back book that got slightly rained on and left spots just on hard cover binder , not pages. How can I get moldy looking spots off? Very embarrassing since I narrowed from friend. Thanks!

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  3. Peggy Terrel

    My Great Grand Parents where married in the Church Sept. 1, 1889. There names where Ernest John Fredrick Ruenbuhl and Mary Moore. If have any information about the I would love to know. Ernest and his father I’m told helped with building the Church.
    Sincerely;
    Peggy Terrel

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