Jefferon's Passions: Caring for Your Treasures
September 16, 2012
Don WIlliams, Senior Conservator of the Smithsonian Institute, will discuss his book, Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and other Prized Possessions. Participants can relax after-hours on this special Sunday afternoon, with a glass of wine in hand, while exploring the world of saving collections.
During his career, Williams has consulted on the preservation of such artifacts as Archie Bunker's chair and Franklin Roosevelt's desk. He has served as Education Coordinator of the Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education and led conservation workshops throughout the country. The discussion Williams will bring to Jefferson's Passions will give an insider view about how the Smithsonian takes care of our national treasures, as well as how we can take care of our own!
So come and enjoy a wine and cheese reception at 4:30 p.m. as you learn to preserve and save nearly everything including: photographs, furniture, fine art, musical instruments, sports and political memorabilia, family heirlooms and more! Participants may stroll through the house following the program. Books will also be available for purchase.
$25.00, Advance Tickets and Reservations required tickets can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3145433075 or call the Musuem Shop at (434) 534-8120.
The deadline for tickets and reservations is Thursday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m.