National Archives at St. Louis Hosts Preservation Road Show July 10 and 12

28 Jun

On Tuesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 12,  the National Archives at St. Louis will host a Preservation Road Show featuring a panel discussion on preservation and a hands-on preservation workshop.These events are free and open to the public and will be of particular interest to genealogists, family historians, and anyone who is interested in preserving documents or photographs on paper or in digital format. The following workshops will be held at the new National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) facility in St. Louis.

Panel discussion: Practical Preservation: Using Preservation Techniques in the Home
Tuesday, July 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The panel discussion on preservation will feature local preservation experts: Michael Everman, Supervising Archivist, Missouri State Archives-St. Louis; Nadia Ghasedi, Film Archivist, Washington University; Tim Achee, Archives Processor, St. Louis University; and Sara Holmes, Supervisory Preservation Specialist, National Archives at St. Louis. This panel will be hosted by Christian Cudnik, Saturday morning announcer for FM 90.7 KWMU – St. Louis Public Radio.

Hands-on Preservation Workshop
Thursday, July 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Members of the public can bring one item from home, and Preservation Road Show professionals will answer questions and provide instruction on preservation techniques you can apply at home. They will not provide appraisal services. Allowable items include documents, photographs, home movies, scrapbooks, comic books, and artwork. Weapons of any kind (swords, guns, knives, etc.) are prohibited. Free Public Parking and shuttle service at Hazelwood East Middle School.

Additional note:  While the events are free, photo identification is required to enter the National Archives building. 

Information for this was taken from the National Archives press release. For more information about this event, see the contact info on the press release.

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