Heirloom Preservation Workshop in Worthington (April 23rd)
- Quick Facts
Event: "Preserving Family History: Minnesota's Greatest Generation"
Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Nobles County Government Center (Farmer's Room, lower level),
Call or email for more information: (507) 376-4431:
Registration Now Open for Minnesota Historical Society's
Heirloom Preservation Workshop in Worthington
The majority of our nation's treasures are not found in museums; they
are tucked away in our attics, garages and basements, according to Bob
Herskovitz, chief outreach conservator at the Minnesota Historical
Society (MHS). On April 23, Herskovitz himself will show workshop
participants how to care for and preserve these beloved family
heirlooms for future generations to learn from and enjoy. The
workshop will begin at 1 p.m. in the Farmer's Room on the lower level
of the Nobles County Government Center, 315 10th Street, Worthington.
"Preserving Family History: Minnesota's Greatest Generation" will
teach participants how to preserve and care for different types of
memorabilia, give tips on how to organize family papers, photos and
other family treasures, and hints on creating a successful oral family
history. Participants are encouraged to bring in items that can be
safely transported for Herskovitz to answer specific preservation
This event is co-sponsored by the MHS and the Nobles County Historical
Society. For additional information or to register for this free
workshop, call (507) 376-4431.
The Preserving Family History workshop is part of the MHS Minnesota's
Greatest Generation Project. Those who lived through the Great
Depression and World War II learned to do without. Financial
adversity, war rationing and material shortages were part of every day
life, but the Americans who overcame these hardships have become known
as the "Greatest Generation." MHS realizes the importance of saving
this era's stories and preserving their treasured keepsakes so future
generations can appreciate their heritage and history.
The Minnesota Historical Society's calendar of events is posted on the
Internet at events.mnhs.org/calendar. The web site also has
information about all of the Society's programs, museums and historic
sites. To request a free guide to museums and historic sites, call
The Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution
established in 1849 to preserve and share Minnesota history. It
collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota's past through
museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites,
educational programs and book publishing.