Indianapolis—The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is expanding its free annual Preservation Week Road Show to include digital scans, in addition to one-on-one consultations with appraisers and conservators. This year’s event is Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis.
Now in its fourth year at the History Center, Preservation Week Road Show has built a reputation for connecting families with appraisers who help them learn the value of historic objects in their collections. In a unique take on the popular road show format, conservators are also on hand to help families learn how to care for and preserve their items.
New this year, guests will have an additional opportunity—working with IHS digitization staff to receive free digital scans. The team will be digitizing paper-based items such as certificates, documents, letters, photographs and postcards.
As in previous years, guests must make appointments to meet with appraisers, conservators and digitization staff. Guests can register for specific 15-minute time slots with the consultant of their choosing. Registration is open online at www.indianahistory.org. As with other road shows, there are size limitations for objects and digital scans. Details are also available online.
Preservation Week Road Show is presented by IHS, in partnership with the Indiana State Library and the Indiana State Archives. Free admission includes appointments, parking and a series of public presentations. IHS also encourages guests to explore the Indiana Experience, which includes the W. Brooks and Wanda Y. Fortune History Lab, where guests of all ages can learn a variety of conservation methods.
For more information about Preservation Week Road Show or other IHS events and resources, call (317) 232-1882.
About the Indiana Historical Society
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.
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