UPDATES... Last Update July 8, 2018
July 8, 2018
- Added a photo of an early version of a Medical Kit A to the shelter supplies section medical kit page Medical Kit Page
- Reformatted the Community Shelter Plan
Pages with one main pages and all other CSPs on their own pages. Dallas is now the only CSP on the main Community Shelter Plan Page.
May 19, 2018
- Added a Collin County, Texas Community Shelter Plan to the overstuffed CSP page
March 25, 2018
I think I have finally finished reformatting the site. Just added a few photos provided by Mr. Victor Lee of the GE NEAR Receiver to the NEAR Receiver
January 3, 2018
Still working on re-doing the whole site. Finally getting down to the end, I hope, with finishing the Warning Sirens Section.
I added some new pages to the sirens section with separate sections for Other Siren Projects
. This section shows the Thunderbolt 1003 from Sherman Texas and I added two pages for the Thunderbolt 1003 I got from Arkansas and only had for a short time back in 2010 and I also added a page for the Thunderbolt 1000 I got from Fort Worth Texas. Thanks Bryan!
- Started updating the format of this site.
- Added a load of scanned documents to the very top of the Documents Page
- Added The Monroe County Indiana Shelter Study to the bottom of the
Community Shelter Plan Page.
- Added a FEMA Civil Defense Policy Monograph PDF File to the History Page.
- Added photos of an old AF timer and PGA timer to the Siren Controls Page.
- Added photos of another set of shelter models to the Fallout Shelter Models Page.
- Finally adding a link to the Puget Sound Artillery Museum at Fort Worden
- Added the Jefferson County, Washington CSP to the bottom of the CSP Page.
- Added a PVK demonstration video to the Package Ventilation Kit Page
This virtual museum is dedicated to the Civil Defense
and emergency workers of the United States who worked to protect the
public from nuclear attack. Thankfully, their services, in that aspect,
were never needed. This virtual museum is for historical purposes and
does not make fun of civil defense, however, I do throw in a few "light"
comments here and there.
There are many aspects of the Civil Defense program
that may seem funny today, but the period after World War II was a very
scary time. Civil defense officials and volunteers during that time
were very serious about their work and I believe they deserve respect
for their efforts. They rendered emergency services after natural and
man-made disasters and would have had an impossible task had there ever
been a nuclear war.
The answer to the question I often get "where is your museum located?" is
that this is only an online museum. I have only ever had one public display
of any of my collection items in the almost 20 years I have had this site up and
that was at the Allen Public Library for the month of February 2003.
Sure I would love to be able to permanantly display this stuff but I have no
idea where I could do that.
News photos and articles on the Dallas
EOC Shelter tour pages were used with permission of the Dallas Morning
Photos on the Corps of Engineers Shelter Photos
Page were used with permission of the US Army Corps Of Engineers.
All artwork in the Art Gallery
is now public domain government artwork.
All photos I have taken in this virtual museum,
along with any text I have written on these pages, are property of the
Civil Defense Museum and are not to be used without permission of the
Civil Defense Museum.