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February 15, 2014

Heritage Center is hosting Family Treasures workshop

ENID, Okla. — Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center will host a Family Treasures workshop for the public Feb. 22.

The workshop will be held in the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation Temporary Exhibit Gallery. In the morning session, attendees will learn how to care for textiles.

In the afternoon, the public is invited to bring in a treasured item and receive advice from the Heritage Center’s curatorial experts on how to care for that item.

The cost of each session is $15, or attend both workshop sessions for $25. Early registration is encouraged as both sessions of the workshop will be limited to 30 attendees.

The morning workshop to be 10 a.m. to noon and will be led by Jill A. Holt, a former textile collection curator for Oklahoma Historical Society.

Attendees are asked to bring cloth items such as quilts, lace or clothing from their family heirlooms, and Holt will help them find ways to preserve them.

In the afternoon session, 1:30-3:30 p.m., “Ask the Curator” and get  collections care advice from Dave Kennedy, curator of collections, and Aaron Preston, archivist, on the best way to care for a family treasure.

Each attendee is asked to bring one item for the experts to examine.

Registrations for the Family Treasures workshop are being accepted at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center front desk or by calling (580) 237-1907 with credit card information or by mailing a check with the appropriate fee to Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center, 507 S. 4th St., Enid, OK 73701.

Include contact information and the type of item you intend to bring to the workshop.

The workshop is being hosted in conjunction with the Caring for Family Treasures traveling exhibit that will be on display at the Heritage Center Tuesday through Feb. 22.

The exhibit provides a public service to help people learn how to take care of their family heirlooms.

This colorful exhibit consists of 12 sections, including specific information on caring for glass and ceramics, photographs, recordings, organic materials such as baskets, feathers, leather and other items.

The exhibit is provided through Oklahoma Cultural Heritage Trust, a partnership between Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma Museums Association, Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board and Oklahoma Historical Society.

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