Museum L-A will host the Family Heirloom Preservation Workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the museum located in the Bates Mill Complex at 35 Canal St., in Lewiston.

At the workshop, the general public can learn how to care for their precious documents, photos, or objects and stop the damage caused by common environmental threats.

Emma Sieh, collections and exhibits coordinator for the museum, will be joined by conservation experts from the Northeast Document Conservation Center and the Maine State Museum to provide information and tips on how to maintain and store your own collections.

“We want people to walk away with a deeper understanding about the precious objects they have,” Sieh said, according to a news release from the museum. “Caring for heirlooms does not have to break the bank but you can still find ways to prolong their lifetime so that your children’s children can enjoy them just as much as you do.”

Tickets cost $50 per person and include access to the full day of activities, free catalogs and informational booklets, as well as a lunch catered by Fishbones American Grill. Ticket holders will have their name entered into a raffle to win a door prize of preservation supplies donated by Gaylord Archival and University Products valued at $100. There are only 40 spots available for this workshop.

“Over the years, many people have asked us if we could help teach them on how to preserve their family heirlooms,” said Rachel Desgrosseilliers, executive director, according to the release. “With the caliber of experts our Collection Department has been able to bring together, we feel the workshop will be a great learning experience for all who attend and we know they will leave with lots of guidelines for their own treasures.”

To register, visit For more information, email [email protected] or call 333-3881.

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