In 2007, the museum received a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council to preserve and organize the collection. The Wichita Fire Department provided work and storage space in an active fire station. Professional advice helped guide volunteers in doing the job right. All the items were examined and evaluated. Photographs received special care. News items were carefully removed from old newspapers and placed in protective covers. Items of special interest were copied, bound and made available for general use. The collection was organized and cataloged so items could be easily found. After processing, materials were indexed and placed in acid free containers.