Preserving Your Cultural Heritage

Apr. 4, 2012 

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - On Tuesday April 24, The Ames Library will collaborate with the McLean County Museum of History and Milner Library for an evening of conservation and consultation. The event titled "Preserving Your Cultural Heritage" will take place from 7-9 p.m. at the McLean County Museum (200 N. Main St., Bloomington).

The gathering is part of the American Library Association's 2012 Preservation Week, a national effort to help communities understand the work of museums, libraries, archives and other organizations in preserving cultural heritage.

Local experts who care for archives, library and museum collections will offer tips for storing and displaying family treasures and information on preventing damage and salvaging materials. Speakers include Illinois Wesleyan University's Archivist & Special Collections Librarian Meg Miner, Milner Library's Ross Griffiths and Andrew Huot, and Susan Hartzold and Bill Kemp from the McLean County Museum of History.

Attendees are encouraged to bring books, photographs, textiles or small objects for one-on-one consultations about preservation housing and treatments. Additionally, a variety of preservation supplies will be awarded as door prizes courtesy of the three institutions hosting the event.

For more information, contact Jeff Woodard at the McLean County Museum of History at 309-827-0428, or email him at

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Bill Kemp at, or at 309-827-0428. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

Contact: Courtney Conzelman, '12, (309) 556-3181,