Save our African American Treasures
Saturday, September 6, 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
This program is free and open the public, all are welcome.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) will co-host a daylong program to help Birmingham-area residents identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance. Presented in collaboration with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the event will feature presentations, hands-
on activities and preservation tips.
Participants may bring up to three personal items for a 20-minute, one-on-one professional consultation with experts on how to care for them. The specialists will serve as reviewers, not appraisers, and will be unable to determine an item’s monetary value. Objects such as books, paper and textiles no larger than a shopping bag can be reviewed (furniture, carpets, firearms and paintings are excluded). Home video is also encouraged in 8mm, super 8, and 16mm film. We are unable to accommodate video formats such as VHS or HI-8.
The Treasures program also includes the following activities:
11:00 AM Saving Your Family Photographs and Papers
1:00 PM Preserving Clothing and Textiles
2:00 PM Preserving Church Records: What to do and What not to do.
12:30 PM and 2:30 PM Textile Packing Demonstration
|Save Our African America Treasures is made possible with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.|