Preserving Your Ancestor’s Textiles and Handmade Treasures

Melissa Barker
Oct 29, 2021
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Introduction
13m 44s
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Not all Textiles are the Same
11m 39s
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Handling Textiles
8m 46s
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Displaying Textiles
6m 55s
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Cleaning and Mending
7m 40s
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Housing Textiles
9m 40s
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Climate Control
6m 51s
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Conservators
3m 05s

About this webinar

Learn from an archivist the best practices to preserving your ancestor’s textiles and handmade items. Everything from Grandma’s quilt, that old Christening gown, your Dad’s letterman jacket and military uniforms. These textiles and handmade items need special care and consideration when it comes to preservation and storage.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives. She is affectionally known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches and writes about the
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