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National Preservation Week, April 26-May 2
Presented by the Fox River Valley Libraries and the Dundee Township Historical Society



Every day, the vision of artists, the identity of peoples, and the very existence of history all threatento disappear. Left alone, old buildings will crumble. The Declaration of Independence will disintegrate. The photographed faces of battle-weary Civil War soldiers will fade away.

Preservation Manual
Download these free
PDF files for information
and tips on preservation.

Art & Paper Documents
Ceramic and Glass Objects
Home Video
Metal Objects

Preserving this cultural material is of paramount importance,
but it still presents complex challenges to our society. Conservation professionals are those who embrace these challenges with passion, commitment and dedication. By melding art with science, conservation professionals protect our heritage, preserve our legacy, and ultimately, save our treasures for generations to come.

To promote awareness of the importance of preservation, and provide resources for the excecution of it, the Fox River Valley Libraries and Dundee Township Historical Society have teamed up to provide educational programs during National Preservation Week. All programs are free to attend and will be held at the Dundee Library (555 Barrington Ave., East Dundee).

Please click on the links below for program descriptions or to register:

Create a Family History Scrapbook Page
Wed., April 29, 9:30 a.m.
Gather some family photos, a pair of scissors, and some adhesive/tape and make a scrapbook page featuring your own history.

Digital Photo Restoration
Thurs., April 30, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m.
Live demonstration on restoring old photos. Learn to improve faded or dark images, cracks, tears, holes and missing pieces.

Archival Storage of Photographs and Documents
Thurs., April 30, 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Before you archive your precious paper documents and photographs, learn about helpful strategies and products that protect them from damage.  

Thurs., April 30, 11 a.m. to Noon
Kane County Historic Preservation Commission Planner Julia Thavong will present current county landmarks, the process of designating an official landmark, and the protections that come along with it.

Does Your Home Have a History?
Sat., May 2, 2 p.m.
Jack Wendt from the Dundee Township Historical Society will share how to research your house, including how to have a DTHS plaque awarded.

Preserving Family History – How Good An Ancestor Will You Be?
Sat., May 2, 3 p.m.
Learn the beginning steps of researching your roots using digital and printed resources. Get started working on your lineage with experienced researchers.

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