Friday, April 30, 2010

Brown Bag Lecture: Taking Care of Your Family's Heirloom Photographs

Learn how to best care for your family photographs at the next Brown Bag Lecture sponsored by the Nebraska State Historical Society on May 20.

Lecture description: Your family's photographs are important, precious pieces of history and they deserve special attention. Learn how to better care for various types of 19th and early 20th century photographs. From Daguerreotypes and tintypes to glass plate negatives and cabinet cards, I will talk about how to preserve, store, and indentify your family's heirloom photographs. A picture is worth a thousand words. Learn what you ancestor's photographs are waiting to tell you.

The presenter will be Karen Keehr, photographs curator at the Nebraska State Historical Society.
Bring along your lunch for the free session:
May 20, 2010
12:00 noon
Nebraska History Museum
Blackman Auditorium
131 Centennial Mall North
15th and P Streets
Lincoln, Nebraska
Other upcoming topics are:
June 17 - What Remains?: Archaeology at the Beaver Creek Trail Crossing Site

July 15 - Wearing the Hempen Neck-Tie: Lynching in Nineteenth-Century Nebraska

August 19 - My Two Friends - Mari Sandoz and John Neihardt (presented by Ron Hull)

September 16 - Presenting Frightmares Since 1958 - A History of Nebraska's Creature Feature Hosts

October 21 - Memory Quilts

November 18 - 50 Years of history from the Archives of NET (another presentation by Ron Hull)

December 16 - Background and dedication of Abraham Lincoln Statue

If you can't make the lectures in person and are in the Lincoln area, you can view them on Time Warner Cable Channel 5

You don't live in Nebraska? Videotapes of the lectures may be borrowed from the Historical Society. Click here for details.

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