Preservation Roadshow: Save Your Family's Files and Photos for Future Generations

$ 65.00

Saturday, August 19
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

DCU Center, Worcester, MA
50 Foster Street Worcester, MA 01608
Presented by New England Historic Genealogical Society

Is your closet full of boxes of old family photographs? Is your basement bursting with letters, diaries, and other documents from your family history? Not sure what to do with the digital media files, email, or photos you've amassed in the last ten years? If the old adage about Yankees not throwing anything away is true, chances are you have a stack of family papers, albums, and other keepsakes tucked away that you don't know what to do with. Join the archival experts at New England Historic Genealogical Society and special guests, to learn how best to preserve and organize your family's memories for future generations.

In addition to lectures on preserving family papers, photographs, home movies, and digital files, you will have a chance to chat with experts on the best practices for scanning flat items, learn about proper archival storage, see book and manuscript repair in action, and meet with the experts on how best to care for your photographs, documents, manuscripts, books, and family papers. Bring up to two easily transported items—or a photo of the items—and receive advice from conservators and archivists. Please note: The experts will not provide appraisals, nor will they perform any treatments on the documents or objects.

9:00 a.m. Registration Check-in
9:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9:45 a.m. Keynote Address: Stories from The Preservation Authority, Tom Perry, the “Preservation Authority” on Extreme Genes Radio and General Manager at TMC The Multi Media Centers
10:15 a.m. Organizing and Preserving Your Family’s Papers, Judith Lucey, Archivist at NEHGS
11:00 a.m. Preserving Family Photographs and Home Movies, Timothy Salls, Manager of Manuscript Collections at NEHGS
11:45 a.m. Digital Preservation: Managing Born-Digital Files and Media, Stephanie Call, Collections Management Archivist at Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
12:30 p.m. Preservation Consultations, Demonstrations, and More!
4:30 p.m. Program concludes