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Museum Presents: Preserving Family History Presentation At Willennar Genealogy Center

On October 28, 2015 at 6pm, Sam Grate and Ethan Bowers from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will be leading a presentation on preserving family history at the Willennar Genealogy Centerin Auburn. The presentation is free and open to the public and will last an hour.

The main focus of this presentation is the storage, handling, and conservation of historically significant family objects, documents, and photographs. Ethan Bowers, the museum’s digitization and access manager, will cover topics such as two-dimensional storage materials, digitization of photographs, and proper documentation of oral history. Sam Grate, the museum’s registrar, will discuss the conservation issues regarding three-dimensional objects, artifacts, and family heirlooms.

Multiple handouts and resources will be provided to audience members interested in preserving their family’s history. The presentation will be particularly helpful to people seeking to care for significant familial objects, photographs, letters, and other items. Ethan and Sam will provide recommendations that are affordable, realistic, and practical. This will include a demonstration on how to re-humidify and flatten damaged photographs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain some inside knowledge from museum professionals, enhance your knowledge of historical preservation, and further your interest in topics relating to genealogy.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday year round. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today!