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The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine(SM) and International Center for Osteopathic History was awarded a $5,998 grant from National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to host an emergency preparedness workshop.  The training workshop will be held at the museum and will be open to libraries, archives, and historical societies/museums from the state of Missouri and surrounding states. The training program will prepare participants to develop a disaster plan, demonstrate salvage techniques, review systems created by FEMA, and provide guidance on creating an emergency/disaster response team. The training will conclude with a hands-on, mock salvage operation.

“A natural disaster, as we’ve experienced with the A.T. Still Memorial Library flood, or have seen caused by Hurricane Katrina in the south, can occur within minutes, and the results can wipe out a community’s collected artifacts and other historic materials forever.  I am excited about the NEH grant that will fund the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine(SM) to share expertise by professionals who have been through the worst with our Missouri colleagues who are charged with protecting our heritage.  In addition, the museum will be able to physically prepare for a variety of disaster scenarios using some of the NEH grant to purchase disaster supplies to protect our unique osteopathic collections,” said Museum Director Jason Haxton, MA.

Having a formal disaster plan is also an expectation of the accreditation process, which the museum is seeking through the American Alliance of Museums.

“The NEH is proud to fund the nation’s finest humanities projects,” said NEH Deputy Chairman Carole Watson. 

NEH awards were given to institutions and independent scholars in 43 states and the District of Columbia.


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museum logoThe Museum of Osteopathic MedicineSM has received the Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA) Special Project’s Grant for 2013-14.

The Museum of Osteopathic MedicineSM was awarded $250 for the production of educational catalogues and a recycling bin for the museum’s Historic Medicinal Plant Garden. The catalogues will provide information on the value of nature as seen in the philosophies and history of osteopathy and the use of medicinal plants by early physicians. In addition, an educational worksheet, including a crossword puzzle, will be developed to encourage guests to interact with the garden while learning about how Midwestern American Indians and settlers used medicinal plants and how it they influenced the development of osteopathic medicine by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO.

In 2012, the AAOA awarded a $2,000 grant to the museum and A.T. Still Research Institute to preserve the stories, documents, and other meaningful information from many of the early osteopathic physicians and researchers whose careers significantly impacted the profession.

In early October, at the American Osteopathic Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas, Nev., the advocates met to award the museum with funding to produce a garden catalogue and recycling bin for the Historic Medicinal Plant Garden.

AAOA raises funds each year through their OMED – AOA Still Fit for Life 5K Fun Run/Walk event to support a wide range of needs in the osteopathic community. This year the organization raised $15,000.

“AAOA has proven to be a key supporter and friend to the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine(SM). The museum has received six awards from the AAOA Special Project Fund over the last 12 years.  We are pleased that the medicinal garden, known as a place of spiritual healing and learning, will be improved by this year’s grant,” said Museum Director Jason Haxton.


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