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Conservation WorkshopDo you have family treasures you want to preserve for generations?

A little knowledge will help extend the life of your treasures. The Society's outreach conservator, Bob Herskovitz, conducts workshops to explain how to properly care for all types of family treasures, including books, papers, photographs, textiles, metal, leather and wood.

You are encouraged to bring an object that can be transported safely to receive advice on its preservation. Herskovitz uses these items to explain how to best preserve, store and display personal treasures and family heirlooms.

The programs are presented as part of the Society's Conservation Outreach Program, and most are co-sponsored by the local or county historical society. Additional workshops will be scheduled so please visit this web site again for future dates and locations.

For more details, call the Conservation Outreach Program at 651-259-3388 or 1-800-657-3773. You may also fax us at 651-296-9961 or e-mail conservationhelp@mnhs.org.

Workshop Schedule

Minnesota's Greatest Generation: Preserving Family History
Learn about organizing your family papers, photos and other family treasures, how to create a successful oral history, and how to preserve different types of memorabilia, especially those from the World War II era. MHS outreach conservator Bob Herskovitz will discuss arranging and storing family papers, photos and other family treasures so future generations might appreciate your family's experiences, heritage and history. He will present guidelines for creating an oral history so that it will be informative and useful not only now, but for generations to come. Using items that participants bring with them, he will discuss the display, storage, and care of family treasures. Participants are encouraged to bring items that they have a preservation question about and that can be transported safely.