Tuesday, June 21st, 6pm – 7:30pm: Memory Box Mini Exhibit

Using your family’s heirlooms, learn how to create a dynamic miniature exhibit you can hang on your wall. Bring along small objects, photos, letters, doilies and other misc. heirlooms from your family. Then learn how to properly display them in a shadow box to hang on your wall.  You can bring your own shadow box no bigger than 8×10 or purchase one from the museum for $20.00. All other supplies will be provided by the museum.

Location: Swannanoa Valley Museum (223 West State St, Black Mountain, NC). Cost: $20 for members , $25 for general admission.

Tuesday, July 19th, 6pm – 7:30pm: Digitizing and Preserving Your Family Photos, Letters, Cards, and Videos 

Bring a few of your photos, letters, or cards you would like to have assessed for damage. Learn what causes the damage and how you can prevent it. Learn how to properly house your precious objects so they will remain in their current condition for many years to come. Then learn different tricks, tips, and techniques to digitize your objects and set up a WordPress site to showcase them. 

Location: Swannanoa Valley Museum (223 West State St, Black Mountain, NC). Cost: $20 for members , $25 for general admission.

Tuesday, August 23rd, 6pm – 7:30pm: What kind of Wood Is It? Caring for Our Wooden Antique Furniture and Décor

In this session learn how to identify the common woods used in manufacturing furniture and wooden decor from the early 1600s – 1930s. Then learn how to identify bug infestations in your wooden furniture, learn how to properly clean your wooden furniture, and how to properly store or exhibit your wooden furniture. Attendees are encouraged to bring the object they wish to conserve if it is small and easily maneuvered. Please send in a picture of the object you are trying to learn about.

What will I need for this class? Jewelers Loupe (available for purchase at the beginning of class for $10.00.), Notebook, Pencil or acid free pen. Wood samples and antique furniture for observation will be provided by SVM.

Location: Swannanoa Valley Museum (223 West State St, Black Mountain, NC). Cost: $20 for members, $25 general admission.