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Learn how to care for your collections at lunch

The Sycamore History Museum's Brown Bag Lunch program Feb. 1 will explore "Caring for Your Collections" with Michelle Donahoe.
The Sycamore History Museum's Brown Bag Lunch program Feb. 1 will explore "Caring for Your Collections" with Michelle Donahoe.

During these winter days, many of us are stuck indoors working on our inside “to do” list. Many times this includes going through boxes of family photos, old letters and heirlooms that you know are important, but you don’t know what to do with or how best to take care of these treasures.

Find out the answer to your questions during the “Caring for Your Collections” program at noon Thursday at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore. This program is part of a partnership between the Sycamore History Museum Brown Bag Lunch and the Ellwood House Local Lore series.

Michelle Donahoe, executive director of the Sycamore History Museum, will provide simple, inexpensive ways to preserve your collections. She will give examples using the museum’s collections and also have suggestions on where to find supplies.

“We all have those special collections in our house,” Donahoe said in a news release. “The museum often receives phone calls about how to best take care of a specific item. This program will provide a nice overview of how to take care of paper, photos, photo albums and three-dimensional artifacts.”

The program is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Coffee and cookies are provided.

For information, call 815-895-5762 or visit sycamorehistory.org. 

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