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 information about these workshops is coming soon. For news coverage of these workshops, please see our SCRI in the News page.

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