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Preserving Family History Treasures

May 6 @ 1:30 pm

Family members gather together documents, photos and other memorabilia to preserve the lives of their loved ones. However, nothing lasts forever. Paper slowly turns yellow and becomes brittle. Leather slowly turns to dust. Cloth loses its color and gradually weakens and tears at the lightest touch. The letters, documents, photographs and other items that connect us to the past lives of family members are under constant attack. Even digital photographs and scanned letters can be lost due to improper storage media as well as other causes. State Archivist at the Connecticut State Library, Lizette Pelletier, will host a virtual program on Zoom to discuss the inherent vices related to paper and electronic documents for the Essex Library on Wednesday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m.  She will offer some basic preservation steps to ensure that family records are available for future generations.

Attendance in the virtual meeting is free and advance registration is required. Information on how to register for the Zoom meeting is located on the Essex Library’s Adult Program page and the Library’s event calendar here:



May 6
1:30 pm
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Essex Library Association
(860) 767-1560

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Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
Essex, CT 06426 860-767-3904 or email


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