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Learn How to Preserve Family Treasures

April 17, 2012

Advice on how to preserve family treasures will be offered during Preservation Week April 22-28. Preservation Week is sponsored by the University of Wyoming Libraries and several other UW departments and community organizations.

"As spring cleaning is under way, many in our community will contemplate how to preserve new-found treasures," says Janet Woods, library services supervisor at UW. "We will provide information and expertise on how to preserve collectables, textiles, photos, family records and much more."

The Preservation Week theme is "Pass it on." Various groups will offer a series of special programs and services that include a kick-off event Sunday, April 22, from 2-4 p.m. at the Alice Hardie Stevens Center at the Laramie Plains Museum.

Among other activities:

Monday, April 23, 1 p.m. -- Preserving family papers, UW American Heritage Center;

Wednesday, April 25, 1:30 p.m. -- Researching property records, Albany County Courthouse;

Friday, April 27, 6 p.m. -- Historic downtown walking tour begins at 6 p.m. at the First Street Plaza.

Other events include sessions on genealogy training, preserving electronic records and ranch history preservation. For a detailed schedule of Preservation Week activities, visit For more information, call Woods at (307) 766-6793.

American Heritage Center Assistant Archivist Emily Christopherson will be among presenters during Preservation Week April 22-28.

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