On Thursday, October 24, 2019 Old Economy Village welcomes presenters from “Unlock Your History,” an affiliate member/program from the Heinz History Center. Museum professionals and experts in history, hand-written documents, and preservation, along with those in attendance, will explore and discuss how heirlooms, genealogy, translation, and history all come together to demonstrate the importance of your personal story. Your story matters!
Learn about the documents that might be in your attic, and how you can better understand their contents. The presenters will discuss how anyone can decipher clues hidden within documents, and they will provide guidance about when to get more help. You will also hear about options available to care for your personal artifacts.
The workshop will include an offering of free, brief reviews of your Germanic and Scandinavian family letters, postcards, and other documents. If you think you have something written in German, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, or Norwegian, now is your chance to discover what they are all about. Be sure to bring a sample for a quick review at the end of the session.
The cost is $15.00 per person. The workshop will start at 9:00 a.m. and go until 1:30 p.m. The presenters will be available after the workshop to answer your questions and to look over your documents. Lunch is included, and attendees are welcomed to tour the site after the workshop has ended.
Register by October 18 by contacting Jason Weber at 724-266-4500 x 101 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.