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National Museum of African American History and Culture Brings Treasures to Southwest Georgia

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and Albany State University will co-host a daylong program to help southwest Georgia residents identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance tucked away in the attics, closets and basements of their homes. The event will feature presentations, hands-on activities and preservation tips.

The program will take place Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Student Center at Albany State University, 504 College Drive,Albany, Ga. Free and open to the public, the event is the 11th in a series from the Smithsonian museum’s signature program “Save Our African American Treasures: A National Collections Initiative of Discovery and Preservation.” All are welcome.

Participants can bring up to three personal items for a 15-minute, professional consultation with experts on how to care for them. The specialists will serve as reviewers, not appraisers, and will not determine items’ monetary values. Objects such as books, paper and textiles no larger than a shopping bag (furniture, carpets, firearms and paintings are excluded) can be reviewed. Additional information is available at or by emailing [email protected] or calling (877) 733-9599.

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