Sam Grate and Ethan Bowers from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will lead a presentation on Wednesday (Oct. 28) about preserving family history. The free, hour-long presentation is set to be held at the Willennar Genealogy Center in Auburn, Indiana.
The main focus of this presentation is the storage, handling, and conservation of historically significant family objects, documents, and photographs.
Bowers, the museum’s digitization and access manager, will cover topics such as two-dimensional storage materials, digitization of photographs, and proper documentation of oral history. Grate, the museum’s registrar, will discuss the conservation issues regarding three-dimensional objects, artifacts, and family heirlooms.
Multiple handouts and resources will be provided to audience members interested in preserving their family’s history. The presentation will be particularly helpful to people seeking to care for significant familial objects, photographs, letters, and other items. Grate and Bowers will provide recommendations that are affordable, realistic, and practical, according to the museum. This will include a demonstration on how to re-humidify and flatten damaged photographs.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum includes over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Co., and is a National Historic Landmark.