Museum and Libraries Host 'Preserve Your Past' Workshop This Saturday
Keep those pesky dust bunnies away and your heirlooms properly covered!
This preservation workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 2471 N Hatch Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72704.
Instead of lectures, this event is designed to give participants the opportunity to learn about preservation through hands-on activities. Throughout the event, there will be around 4-6 activities that cover paper, photos, clothing, and other family heirlooms. A few specific activities that participants will be doing are hanger making, surface cleaning, and recordkeeping.
Guests are also encouraged to bring 1-2 small items to the event so that they can use them in the activities. However, this is by no means a requirement and the museum will provide items for guests who did not bring an item with them.
At the end of the workshop, there will also be a Q&A session for participants who have specific questions about their items. So, come with questions!
There is a $15 fee for participating in this event. This fee, which must be paid in cash, will pay for the event's supplies as well as a take-home goodie bag for each participant. These goodie bags will contain useful supplies and resources that people commonly need when preserving their heirlooms.
This event will also include a behind the scenes tour of the museum's collection along with free guest parking.
If you are planning to attend, please fill out this short online registration form. Since there is a limited number of spots, we want to make sure we have enough supplies for everyone attending. See you there!
Laurel Lamb, curator
University of Arkansas Museum
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