African American Military History Museum announces holiday workshop

African American Military History Museum announces holiday workshop

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -  This is a news release from the African American Military History Museum. 

The Hattiesburg African American Military History Museum will host a "Preserving Memories Holiday Workshop" on December 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. that is free to the public. "Preserving Memories Holiday Workshop" is an event aimed at educating members of the community on how to best care for special keepsakes and artifacts in order to get the most enjoyment and longevity out of these objects.

At the workshop, Museum staff members will teach guests easy preservation techniques for documents and other keepsakes including photographs and heirlooms. The techniques are similar to those used by the Museum, but are simple enough to do at home. The Museum will also offer short consultations on the preservation of personal items about which guests might have questions, and will present several fun holiday gift ideas that feature family keepsakes.

In addition, workshop attendees will have the opportunity to scan old photographs or documents on a scanner provided by the Museum. Guests will then receive a disk with a digital copy of their personal photographs to take home with them, free of charge. Preserving the past and sharing it with others in the community will help preserve the rich local history and culture of Hattiesburg, which is one of the main goals of the Museum.

Participants who are unable to bring their keepsakes to the workshop are welcome to make an appointment for a consultation at a later date.

The African American Military History Museum is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing, operating and promoting tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information, visit

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