As the Library system’s special local history collection and archives, we preserve materials in the BDC each and every day. Our highest priority is to be good stewards of the cultural heritage materials entrusted to us for the community. Therefore we must be up-to-date on preservation thought, practices, and techniques. Part of being a good cultural heritage materials steward is sharing our knowledge about preservation practices with the community in order to empower you to better protect your own treasures. Preservation Week lets us share some general principles of preservation that can mitigate a host of potential problems. Join me to learn what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.
PRESERVING YOUR FAMILY TREASURES WITH GRACE (Preservation)
Tuesday, April 28 at 1 pm | BDC@ Bluffton Branch
Learn basic strategies to extend the life of your paper-based family treasures during Preservation Week 2015 with the Library system’s archivist, Grace Cordial. This presentation is an introduction to basic preservation practices and techniques for paper-based materials such as letters, Family bibles, certificates and diplomas, memorabilia, and photographic prints. This free BDC@ Bluffton Branch program will be held Tuesday, April 28 from 1 pm – 3 pm. Maximum 20 people, first come, first seated.
Together we can save our personal history for those who will come after us.
PSST: Don't forget to come to the BDC on Thursday, April 23 to view the "Heart of the Home" exhibit before Dr. Chester DePratter tells all about the Santa Elena archaeological site at 6 pm.