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Preserving Your Memories at Home – Preservation Week

Posted Apr 26th, 2010 by Rhonda B. Sewell  Category: Community Interest

 

Ever wonder what to do with those old photographs and other memorabilia that you collect at home? Do you worry about preserving these memories for your children and grandchildren? If you want to know the proper tools and supplies to use, how you should store photographs on paper items, and what things you should you avoid, then come to a unique Toledo-Lucas County Public Library event and learn tips on these and other issues related to doing your own preservation of memories at home!

In observation of the American Library Association’s (ALA) first Preservation Week (May 9-15, 2010), the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is scheduled to present a unique Preserving Your Memories at Home program from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 15 in the McMaster Center at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. This is a FREEevent for the community to come and learn about tips on preserving your photographs and other treasures.

The goal of the ALA’s Preservation Week is to celebrate collecting and preservation in the community, and locally, to highlight the Local History and Genealogy Department of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library as an excellent source of preservation information.

The Local History and Genealogy Department houses many scarce and unusual items related to Lucas County history. These irreplaceable items might otherwise be lost forever but the Library ensures they are preserved for the community and for future generations.

The Library’s Local History and Genealogy Department

The Local History and Genealogy Department was created in 1940 with a primary mission to procure and preserve the history, genealogy and biography of Lucas County. The department preserves and protects these collections for future generations to view and use.

Did you know?
We feature special collections such as:
· Toledo and Suburban newspapers, as far back as 1837
· Images in Time database of 120,000 historic photographs
· More than 300 manuscript collections
· Yearbook collection of more than 3,300 volumes
· More than 900 scrapbooks that give us a look at the people, businesses and institutions that have shaped Toledo and its legacy

For additional information visit toledolibrary.org, or call the Local History and Genealogy Department at 419.259.5233.

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