Workshop offers tips on preserving history

The Kansas Historical Society announced it will present “Our Town: Preserving Local Museum and Archives Collections and Historic Buildings,” June 9-10 in Westmoreland.

This workshop is offered in conjunction with the Kansas Archeology Training Program Field School near Westmoreland. Registration for the workshop is $20 and includes all workshop materials and lunches daily. For more information or to register contact Amanda Loughlin at 785-272-8681, ext. 257 or aloughlin@kshs.org.

This class may be taken for college credit. Contact Emporia State University to enroll in credit hours.

This workshop is designed for local historical societies, historic sites, and museums, but anyone interested in the preservation of artifacts, archival records, or buildings may attend.

State Historic Preservation Office staff will explain basic preservation techniques for historic buildings, including information on surveying and listing these properties in the Register of Historic Kansas Places or the National Register of Historic Places. Staff will also talk about opportunities for financial incentives, such as rehabilitation tax credits and grants.

Kansas Museum of History staff will provide basic information regarding long-term care and preservation of museum collections. Staff from the State Archives & Library will provide an overview of best practices for the preservation of documents, maps, and photographs. The emerging issue of digital preservation will also be discussed.

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