When homes are inundated and lives upended by flood waters, treasured possessions such as photos and other keepsakes became more cherished. In support of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, Smithsonian preservation experts conducted workshops to teach the public simple techniques for preserving damaged personal heirlooms.

More Saving Your Family Treasures workshops have been announced!

These workshops will include a formal presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Smithsonian experts will demonstrate how to handle, dry and clean damaged objects and share tips on personal safety, prioritization and preservation options. ***DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS*** please do not bring your damaged objects to the workshop. If you have specific questions about your personal heirlooms, feel free to bring images of each item to discuss with the preservation experts directly.

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Free and open to the public
The Durham Museum, 801 S 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68108

For more information about this workshop, click here: https://durhammuseum.org/event/saving-your-family-treasures-workshop/?instance_id=12045

Want to find resources on how you can salvage your personal hierlooms? Check out our Public and Historic Property Owners Resources page.

For news coverage of these workshops, please see our SCRI in the News page.