Second Saturday Family History Workshop: Photography and Preservation Workshop

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The Kentucky Genealogical Society joins the Kentucky Historical Society with a series of free family history workshops each month at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. 

This July, join us in welcoming guest speakers, William Marshall and Jennifer Duplaga, as they teach us about photography and the basics of preserving your documents and photos.

Session 1: Lineage of the Photograph

Learn about the various stages of photograph production over the past century and a half as author and former UK Archivist, William Marshall, takes you on a fascinating tour of image based research.

Session 2: Preserving the History in Your Hands

Learn how to preserve your historic family treasures. KHS Archivist, Jennifer Duplaga, will discuss techniques for the handling and storage of photographs, letters, scrapbooks, and printed materials. She will also take a look at using digitization as a preservation tool.

About the speakers:

William Marshall, Canadian native, naturalized U.S. Citizen. Served in the U.S. Army (Germany and Vietnam). Former Director of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Kentucky Libraries (1976-2004); taught Archives and Manuscripts Management Course in the UK School of Library and Information Science (1976-2008) including segments on historic photographs and oral history.  Authored book Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951 (University Press of Kentucky, 1999) which won the 2000 Seymour Award given by the Society of American Baseball Research.  Retired--with a wonderful spouse and four grandchildren to visit.

Jennifer Duplaga has a B. A. in German Literature and a B. A. in History from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. She received a Master of Library Science and a Master of Arts in History from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. She joined the staff of the Kentucky Historical Society in 2005, where she now works as the Special Collections Administrator caring for the manuscript and photographic collections.

Morning session runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m., followed by an hour break for lunch. Second session runs from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Registration is strongly suggested for this FREE event. However, walk-ins ARE welcome.

A light lunch is available for the break between sessions if requested at time of registration for $7, payable at the door.

For more information or to register, contact:

Martin F. Schmidt Research Library Reference Desk

(502) 564-1792, ext. 4460