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Make Your House a Museum: Storing Family Treasures

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us as Steve Penick, Head Archivist at the Stearns History Museum, shares insight on how to store, care, and implement preservation techniques for your family heirlooms. Passionate history people are infatuated with gathering genealogical information about their relatives. And rightly so. But the documents and objects from your family story are equally important. How do you preserve these precious items?

Steve Penick has been in the museum field for nearly thirty years. His presentation is an overview on how to preserve your collection for the next generation. Specific hands-on examples illustrate preservation philosophy while providing options from best practices to affordable alternatives. Learn how to store paper materials in multiple mediums. Do any families have scrapbooks? Use techniques to better incorporate duplicates while preserving originals. Furniture and textiles pose specific concerns for use, storage, and preservation. Following these practices should make your house into a museum by learning to store family treasures within your budget.


Stearns History Museum
235 South 33rd Avenue
St. Cloud, MN 56301 United States
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