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July 30, 2020

Contact: Renee Trindle
Sod House Museum, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 580-463-2441

Sod House Museum to Host “What Do I Do with My Treasures?” Workshop

ALINE — The Sod House Museum near Aline will host a workshop called “What Do I Do with My Treasures?” by Martha Ray of Pawnee on Saturday, August 15, at 10 a.m. Information will be presented on what items to save, what to dispose of, what to ask your children or younger family members if they would like to keep and how to correctly store those treasured objects you cannot bear to let go. Ray’s workshop discussion topics will include what items to donate and how to receive tax deductions, what types of artifacts museums may find of interest and how to support thrift shops.

Different generations may have different views of what items should be saved, as well as different methods to preserve them. While an older generation may carefully save and label the original prints of historic family photographs, younger generations may scan those images and record the information digitally. Parents sometimes save antique dishes, old clothing, authentic furniture and family heirlooms that they wish to pass on to their children or grandchildren, whether for sentimental reasons or because they think the items might have significant monetary value. It is possible, however, that the children or grandchildren may have a different view of these treasures.

Participate in the “What Do I Do with My Treasures?” workshop to learn how to ensure your cherished items find the best home possible. Call the museum at 580-463-2441 for additional information about the workshop.

The Sod House Museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and is located southeast of Aline on State Highway 8. For more information contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or sodhouse@okhistory.org.

The Sod House Museum is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.


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