Learn about caring for historic items

Two workshops on the care of historic documents and items found in libraries, museums and archives are coming to Medford next month.

The Oregon Parks & Recreation Department presents the workshops as part of its Connecting to Collections project. Both events will be held at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave., and are open to volunteers and staff of libraries, historic archives and museums. Collectors of such materials are also welcome.

The first workshop, "Collections Care: Cleaning, Mending and Housing," will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. University of Utah preservation librarian Randy Silverman will teach about caring for historic items.

The second workshop, "Disaster Response and Recovery," will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Portland State University library representative Kris Kern will talk about how facilities housing historic items can recover from floods, fires and other disasters that damage artifacts and documents.

Both workshops are free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Visit www.oregonheritage.org for more information and to register.

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