So, you got your DNA results back and you want to dig into your family history. Or maybe you ran across some classic black and white photos of your great-grandmother and you want to make sure they are protected. 

Either way, mark your calendar for Thursday, Aug. 23. The National Civil Rights Museum is hosting a workshop and panel discussion designed to help you preserve your historic items, as well as provide a few tips for looking up your ancestors.

“Preserving Your Treasures: An Evening with Preservation Specialists” starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The event is free for museum members; nonmembers pay $10. But there will be a reception as well as a gift bag of conservation items. From the NCRM press release: 

Concerned about preserving your mother’s china set? Interested in exploring your family history? Come to a fun and interactive event where you can learn how to take care of your family treasures. Bring an item you want to preserve, and a team of local museum professionals will give you tips on how to clean, store, and conserve your heirlooms. We will also discuss how to get started researching your genealogy.

Speakers include:

  • Raka Nandi, Registrar & Collections Manager, National Civil Rights Museum
  • Jewell Roesler, Textile Conservator, Pink Palace Museum
  • Tammy Braithwaite, Registrar, Pink Palace
  • Kim Bearden, Executive Director, Elmwood Cemetery
 Concerned about preserving your mother’s china set? Interested in exploring your family history? Come to a fun and interactive event where you can learn how to take care of your family treasures. Bring an item you want to preserve, and a team of local museum professionals will give you tips on how to clean, store, and conserve your heirlooms. We will also discuss how to get started researching your genealogy. Speakers include:Raka Nandi, Registrar & Collections Manager, National Civil Rights MuseumJewell Roesler, Textile Conservator, Pink Palace MuseumTammy Braithwaite, Registrar, Pink PalaceKim Bearden, Executive Director, Elmwood Cemetery Join us and celebrate your personal history!Registration is required.

There is exactly ONE catch: You have to register in advance. You can do that by clicking here: https://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/preserving-your-treasures

For more membership or event info, contact Jeanette O’Bryant, (901) 521-9699 x2237 or email her at [email protected]

For preservation or event info, contact Raka Nandi, (901) 521-9699 x2225 or email [email protected]