Mission: Preservation

Petworth Library

Mission: Preservation

Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, 3 p.m.

Ruth and the Green BookInvestigate! Be a Conservator: Learn about conserving historical documents in this interactive workshop.

Kids will watch a short film and then read Ruth and the Green Book by Calvin Ramsey as a group.

Next, children will be guided through an activity to determine the damage inflicted upon historical artifacts.

They’ll put on white cotton gloves and analyze authentic artifacts, record observations and determine a preservation plan for each object. Students will keep their gloves and be inspired to go home to preserve their own family history.

For ages 8-11.

This program is made possible through a partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.