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Conservation Assistance Day

9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Mountain Gateway Museum

Do you have a prized family possession you’re unsure how to care for? Or perhaps you’d like to know more about a piece of furniture or some silver you inherited. Two conservators from the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh will be at the Mountain Gateway Museum (MGM) in Old Fort to answer questions and offer expert advice about how to preserve family heirlooms and antiques at this free event.

With more than 50 years of experience between them, textile conservator Paige Myers and objects conservator Jennifer French will meet with patrons by appointment, which must be scheduled in advance by calling the museum at 828-668-9259. Appointments are limited to 30 minutes and three items per person. If a patron has both textiles (i.e., clothing, quilts, flags, or anything made of fabric) and objects to be examined, a separate appointment must be made with each conservator.

The items must be pre-approved for the public’s safety and to protect the museum against serious infestations. For those reasons, please do not bring any objects with live ammunition, unexploded dynamite, or other armaments; textile or wooden objects with mold, bugs, or pests; or any hazardous chemicals, such as acetone, barium, strychnine, or ether.