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“What Do I Do with My Treasures?” workshop
August 15, 10 a.m.
The Sod House Museum near Aline will host a workshop called “What Do I Do with My Treasures?” by Martha Ray on Saturday, August 15, at 10 a.m. The workshop will cover 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, and various 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, 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.