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Preserving Your Family History

Date: 
September 14, 2019 - 3:00pm5:00pm
Location: 
Oak Park River Forest Museum
129 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States
Description: 

Wondering how to care for your historic family materials? Check out Preserving Your Family History! OPRF Museum archivist Elizabeth Nichols will discuss how different materials like paper, photographs, books, and more wear down over time, and what you can do to slow that deterioration and help preserve your family's history for the next generation and beyond. She will recommend sources for archival supplies to protect your family heirlooms.

Each attendee may bring one item and Elizabeth will offer an evaluation of its condition and a recommendation for the best way to preserve it. Oak Park River Forest Museum will have a limited amount of archival supplies on hand for purchase if you have items that you would like to protect right away.

Admission to this event is $5 for OPRF Museum members and $10 for all others. Click here to puchase tickets on our website or call 708-848-6755. Sorry, but we cannot and will not estimate a monetary value for any items you may bring.