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Upcoming Events

 

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

Paper Preservation Workshop - VIRTUAL PROGRAM  Paper Preservation Workshop June 2020 Virtual

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - Watch a recording of this program HERE.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m.
•Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. 

Learn about common issues with preserving old papers and how best to care  for individual items. Beginners welcome!

 


Genealogy Basics Workshop - VIRTUAL PROGRAM Genealogy Basics May 2020 Virtual

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Watch a recording of this program HERE. 

• 10 to 11:30 a.m.
• Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. 

This workshop will introduce you to basic tools and techniques to get started on exploring your family tree. Registration is free!

 


Photo Preservation Workshop - VIRTUAL PROGRAM Photo Preservation Workshop May 2020 Virtual

Saturday, May 16, 2020 - Watch a recording of this program HERE.

• 10 to 11:30 a.m.
• Free. Space is limited. Advance registration is required. 

Going through old family photos at home? Learn how to identify different types of photographs, common issues with preserving old photos, and how to best care for individual items. Registration is free!


Photo Preservation Workshop2020 photo preservation Feb

Saturday, February 1, 2020

• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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: 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
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 2019Leathercraft 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!

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It's All Relative

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!