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Caring for Your Collections

Posted on January 3rd, 2023 by Kelly O'Toole

‘Caring for Your Collections’ is a free and educational workshop led by Jared Yax, Collections Curator of Tri-Cities Historical Museum. This experience will take place at Tri-Cities Historical Museum’s Community Archives and Research Center.

The workshop will begin with a lecture detailing how museums preserve artifacts and how these techniques can be applied at home with your own collections. Attendees will learn about agents of deterioration, optimal preservation conditions, and where to find materials and resources that are needed to keep objects safe. The workshop will conclude with a tour of the museum’s storage and preservation facility.

Feel free to bring along a piece from your collection to learn more about how to properly care for and preserve it!

Spots for the workshop are limited to 10. RSVP is REQUIRED. To RSVP, please contact Erin Pilarski at epilarski@tchmuseum.org or (616)842-0700 ext. 132.

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Caring for Your Photographs

Posted on January 3rd, 2023 by Kelly O'Toole

‘Caring for Your Photographs’ is the second workshop in the ‘Caring for Your Collections’ series. Come to one, or come to all! It is a free and educational workshop led by Heidi Mathews, Registrar and Jared Yax, Collections Curator. This experience will take place at Tri-Cities Historical Museum’s Community Archives and Research Center.

Sign up to learn more about how to organize and store your personal photograph collection. Heidi will be sharing tips to safely store and organize your personal digital and physical photograph collection. Jared will share how to identify and mitigate varying physical conditions. Please bring a personal collection photograph of your choice to encapsulate in mylar and file away in a folder!

Spots for the workshop are limited to 10. RSVP is REQUIRED. To RSVP, please contact Erin Pilarski at epilarski@tchmuseum.org or (616)842-0700 ext. 132.

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Caring for Your Textiles

Posted on January 3rd, 2023 by Bill Bowen

Do you have a vintage quilt, wedding dress or favorite concert t-shirt?

Caring for Your Textiles is the third workshop in the ‘Caring for Your Collections’ series. Come to one, or come to all! It is a free and educational workshop led by Cheryl Kastas, Associate Collections Manager. This experience will take place at Tri-Cities Historical Museum’s Community Archives and Research Center.

Cheryl will be teaching participants how to care for personal vintage textiles. During the workshop, you will also learn the different types of fibers found in vintage textiles, how to make padded hangers and how to properly store textiles.

Spots for the workshop are limited to 10. RSVP is REQUIRED. To RSVP, please contact Erin Pilarski at epilarski@tchmuseum.org or (616)842-0700 ext. 132.

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Holly Jolly Family Day

Posted on November 3rd, 2022 by Kelly O'Toole

Get dressed for the holidays and join the staff/volunteers at Tri-Cities Historical Museum for Holly Jolly Family Day! Explore the museum’s holiday decorations, make crafts, play games, vote for your favorite festive tree decorated by area nonprofits ($1 per vote), and more!

New this year will be face painting with La-La Land Face Painting!

Event is FREE and will take place right before the Jingle Bell Parade!

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Lecture: Michigan Fencibles: Battle for Fudge Island & The Toledeo War

Posted on September 2nd, 2022 by Kelly O'Toole

Come to the museum (Centennial Hall) for the third lecture in our “Michigan Myths & Legends” lecture series! West Michigan Historians Kurt Troutman and George Maniates will be at the museum presenting on two legendary stories that occurred at a time in Michigan’s past where tensions were high: The Battle of Fudge Island: Michigan’s War in 1812, and the Toledo War.

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