Members of the community are invited to an information-filled event sponsored by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation.
As one a series of events celebrating the ACHF’s 50th anniversary this year, the organization is hosting an event aimed at teaching the public how to preserve family photographs. Amy Andrews is on the 50th anniversary committee of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. She says expert David Vaughn will discuss the best ways to handle, identify, and store treasured family photographs.
“I think one of the most important things is how to care for them,” Andrews said. “A lot of people will have them placed in a file folder or with papers around them and that’s probably one of the worst thing you can do. The acid in most papers will eventually destroy the photos.”
The 'Preserving your Family Photographs' session is Thursday, August 10th at the Lyndon House Arts Center at 6:30. The Lyndon House is also holding an exhibit as a part of the anniversary festivities.
The exhibit, “Captured in Time” takes place in two parts: “Downtown Athens Through the Years” runs Aug. 8 to Sept. 9; “Mystery History: Unidentified Houses of Athens” runs July 15-Nov. 1. “Mystery History” features images of unidentified houses in Athens, and visitors are encouraged to help identify them.”
For more information on these and other anniversary-year events, visit www.achfonline.org.