Now Open: The Sarnoff Collection Reopens!

View of the museum, with an electron microscope in the foreground, and artifacts and photos visible in the background.
The College of New Jersey

Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     Three Bar Menu

History Starts at Home: Family History Preservation Workshops

History Starts at Home: Family History Preservation Workshops

Learn to preserve the artifacts that tell your family’s story! Through these workshops, you’ll learn to properly store and care for treasured family, photographs, papers, and historic documents. These hands-on workshops will be lead by Stephenie Schwartz Bailey, Education Program Manager & Preservation Consultant. Bring your artifacts — and your questions!

Making a Preservation-Quality Four-flap Enclosure
Saturday, October 15, 1:00-3:00 pm
Sarnoff Collection, Roscoe West 2nd Floor

Two people working with paper, scissors and glue to make folded enclosures

Preservation housing is intended to provide safe and efficient storage for collections items. A four-flap enclosure for historic documents, paper pamphlets, and photographs has a fundamental design that prioritizes a variety of potential conservation concerns, accommodates user access, and reduces unnecessary handling. How can you design a custom-sized four-flap enclosure of preservation-quality materials? Register early for this workshop and receive tools and supplies needed, as well as instruction.

TCNJ Students  $10
TCNJ Faculty/Staff $10 + $2 Fee
General Public  $10 + $2 Fee

Limited to 20 participants. Includes: a pdf of resources and all tools, materials, and “artifact” you’ll need to complete the activity.
Click here to register now! 


It’s in Here: Preservation-Quality Box Making
Saturday, November 5, 1:00 – 3:00PM
Sarnoff Collection, Roscoe West 2nd Floor

This workshop is an introduction to storing paper-based collections in archival boxes. How does one choose preservation-quality materials for long-term preservation and promote safe access and handling to promote sharing? Whether your collection is a group of artifacts, archival documents that must be stored together or just one unique item, learn how to design, construct, and label a drop-front box. Register early for this workshop and receive tools and supplies needed, as well as instruction. Capacity: 20 participants. Includes: a pdf of resources and all tools and materials to complete the activity.

TCNJ Students  $10
TCNJ Faculty/Staff $10 + $2 Fee
General Public  $10 + $2 Fee

Limited to 20 participants. Includes: a pdf of resources and all tools, materials, and “artifact” you’ll need to complete the activity.

Click here to register now!

Presenter: Stephenie Schwartz Bailey, Education Program Manager & Preservation Consultant, CCAHA

Top