Preserving your hisotric items

As spring cleaning is underway, Americans across the country will be left to contemplate how to preserve new found treasures.

Ocean County Library will provide information and expertise on how to preserve collectables, photos, family records and other valuable materials.

“Pass It On: Preserving your Family Treasures” will be held on Saturday May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library.

Preservation Specialist Jill Rawnsley has worked at the Conservation Center in Philadelphia and with the Philadelphia Archives. She will answer questions such as: “How should I handle a fragile photograph? How do I store my quilts, baseball cards, comics, family papers, or doll collection?” Bring your questions and learn how to properly store, display and handle your treasures.

Sample books, handouts, and examples of storage boxes and folders will be available.

This program is presented in cooperation with the New Jersey State Library and American Library Association’s Preservation Week. Ocean County Library received funding this year from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State, through a local history program grant administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

This program is free and open to the public. Please register in-person, by telephone (732)349-6200 or (609) 971-0514, or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org .

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