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Upcoming Events

Photo Preservation Workshop

Saturday, February 1, 2020

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
•Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended and begins Dec. 20.

Learn how to identify different types of photography, common issues with preserving old photographs and paper, and how best to care for individual items. Beginners welcome!

 

It's All Relative

Saturday, March 14 & 28, 2020

• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended and begins Jan. 30. 

Explore your roots in this interactive workshop that may help you learn more about your family tree. The first meeting will cover the basics of research and how to care for family documents. The second will help participants dig deeper with further tricks and tools, along with tips on how to care for family photos. This workshop is ideal for beginners. 

 

Ladies Victorian Hat-Trimming Workshop

Saturday, March 21, 2020

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
•Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended and begins Feb. 7.

Come and learn how to trim your own Victorian straw hat with costumer Natalie Meyer. All materials included!

 

Paper Preservation Workshop

Saturday, June 6, 2020

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
•Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended and begins Apr. 24.

Learn how to identify different types of photography, common issues with preserving old photographs and paper, and how best to care for individual items. Beginners welcome!

 

It's All Relative

Saturday, September 5 & 19, 2020

• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended and begins July 24.

Explore your roots in this interactive workshop that may help you learn more about your family tree. The first meeting will cover the basics of research and how to care for family documents. The second will help participants dig deeper with further tricks and tools, along with tips on how to care for family photos. This workshop is ideal for beginners. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Events:

White Glove Workshop: Photo & Paper Preservation whiteglove_sept

Saturday, September 14, 2019

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
•This workshop is now full. Please call our office at 626.968.8492 to be added to a wait list.

Learn how to identify different types of photography, common issues with preserving old photographs and paper, and how best to care for individual items. Beginners welcome!

White Glove Workshop: The Basics of Textile Conservation

2019 white glove textile

Saturday, June 8, 2019

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
• Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended. 

Learn different types of cleaning methods used by museum professionals to care for your precious textiles. All workshop tools, including textiles for hands-on activities, will be provided. Beginners welcome!


 

Leather Workshop 2019

Leathercraft Workshop

Saturday, April 6, 2019

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
• Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

Design and stitch an 8"x 8" leather tray to help keep track of keys, phones, keepsakes and more. All materials included!

 

 

The Language of the Fan

Saturday, March 23, 2019

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
• Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

In an age when rules of social behavior are often unwritten, the simple fan speaks volumes. Learn the language of the fan and construct one of your own not only to cool yourself down, but to heat up a relationship. All materials included!


It's All Relative

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Saturday, March 16 & 30, 2019

• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

Explore your roots in this interactive workshop that may help you learn more about your family tree. The first meeting will cover the basics of research and how to care for family documents. The second will help participants dig deeper with further tricks and tools, along with tips on how to care for family photos. This workshop is ideal for beginners. 


 

White Glove Workshop: Photo & Paper 

Preservation

Saturday, February 2, 2019

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
• Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended. 

Learn how to identify different types of photography, common issues with preserving old photographs and paper, and how best to care for individual items. Beginners welcome!

 

Ukulele Workshop  2018_uke_workshop

Saturday, September 15, 2018

• 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors and students
• Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

New and beginner level ukulele players will learn easy chords and strums from Susan McCormick, hear the fascinating history of the ukulele, and try their hand at learning a few songs.

 

 

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It's All Relative: A Two-Part Genealogy Workshop

Saturdays, September 8 & 22 , 2018

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

Explore your roots in this interactive workshop that may help you learn more about your family tree. The first meeting will cover the basics of research and how to care for family documents. The second will help participants dig deeper with further tricks and tools, along with tips on how to care for family photos. This workshop is ideal for beginners.  

  

Chile Roasting Workshop flyer 2018

Chile Workshop: Hatch Chile Roasting 

Saturday, September 1, 2018

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                                 
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors and students
• Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

Join chef and historian Ernest Miller for a tasty, hands-on program on the history of chile roasting. Participants will make and taste hatch chile dishes along with roasting, peeling, and packaging chiles to take home.

 

 

White Gloves!

White Glove Workshop: The Basics of Textile Conservation 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
• Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended.

Learn different types of cleaning methods used by museum professionals to care for your precious textiles. All workshop tools, including textiles for hands-on activities, will be provided. Beginners welcome!