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Heirloom Preservation Workshop in Worthington (April 23rd)

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    Quick Facts Event: Preserving Family History: Minnesota s Greatest Generation Date: Thursday, April 23, 2009 Time: 1 p.m. Place: Nobles County Government
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      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),
      Cost: Free
      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.
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