Preserving YOUR Past – October 20, 2021

Join local Chester County archivists, librarians, and curators for a conversation on preservation techniques for your family collection!

Wednesday, October 20, 12:00PM
Chester County History Center
201 North High Street, West Chester, PA, 19380
Free
Virtual
RSVP info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preserving-your-past-tickets-168618557645?keep_tld=1

“Get grandma’s photo albums out of the attic!”

“No, don’t put tape on that!”

“Digitizing is a form of preservation!”

Join your local Chester County archivists, librarians, and curators for a conversation on basic preservation techniques to ensure the longevity of your at-home family archive. Whether you have a prized family heirloom, old scrapbooks, extensive genealogy materials, photographs, personal documents, or kids school papers; there are basic steps you can take to guarantee that YOUR past will be preserved and safe from the ravages of time. Just as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are important to understanding our national history, your personal and family collections are important to telling your story. This conversation will cover topics like ideal storage conditions, hazardous materials to avoid, best filing practices, and more to make certain that your personal or family archive will be around for future generations.