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Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting
June 21, 2023 - 7:00:pm — 8:00:pm
Oak Park River Forest Museum

129 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States


Join us at OPRF Museum on Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m., when The Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest will host its 2023 Annual Meeting at Oak Park River Forest Museum.

We’ll hear from Christina Marusich and Emily Jewel Kane of Graphic Conservation Company, located in South Oak Park. They will give a brief presentation on the type of work they do conserving documents, artwork, and other paper materials, including their recent work to conserve a document from the OPRF Museum collection—the 1926 charter for the local Women’s KKK.

The meeting will include a brief business session and report on the 2022-23 fiscal year. There will be a presentation of the 2023-24 Board Slate for new and returning board members. In addition, we will bestow our annual volunteer awards.

All are welcome to attend this free event! 


About Graphic Conservation Company:

Graphic Conservation has been in the business of preserving works of art on paper since 1982. We apply the craftsmanship of the artist, the knowledge of the scientist, and the concern of the historian in order to arrest deterioration, repair damage, and stabilize the paper object for future generations to enjoy. Our collection of specialized tools and equipment are staples in the field that helps us treat a variety of diverse paper items that have sustained various levels of conditions. In our fully equipped lab, we are able to treat works on paper of any size, from miniature ephemera to oversized artwork. In addition to our extensive conservation treatment services, we also provide a vast amount of museum quality preservation services, including touchless scanning & digitization, encapsulation, and custom framing, to ensure long-term preservation for your fragile and historic objects. 

Our clients entrust us with rare pieces of art that carry historical or personal significance. We serve private institutions, historical societies, museums, government agencies, corporations, and private individuals. Examples of our conservation projects include prints, paintings, drawings, watercolors, pastels, documents, maps, advertising art, photographs, and sports memorabilia.