Cultural Preservation at DPL

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in collaboration with the Detroit Public Library will present a daylong program,  Save Our African American Treasures: A National Collections Initiative of Discovery and Preservation, on Saturday, November 20, 2010 from 10 AM to 4 PM at DPL’s Main Branch. The event is free.

Attendees will be shown how to identify and preserve items of importance including photographs, military uniforms, farm tools and wedding dresses.   There will be presentations, hands-on activities and preservation tips.

If you would like to have a professional consultation about an item, you must reserve a spot in advance by e-mailing treasures@si.edu or by calling toll free (877) 733-9599.  Reservations are not required for those not wishing a one-on-one consultation.   For more information about consultations and about the program, click here.

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