Historic Saluda Committee to present “The Trunk of Trouble” 

Published 4:09 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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Learn the basics of archival preservation at free presentation


As part of the Step Back in History program series, the Historic Saluda Committee is pleased to offer “The Trunk of Trouble” on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Saluda Public Library.

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The Western Regional Archives, a branch of the State Archives of North Carolina, is a regional repository for historical collections and research but is also a go-to source for preservation information. Using a “Trunk of Trouble,” Lead Archivist Heather South will share basic care, handling, and storage instructions for taking care of your family documents and photographs. It could be your grandfather’s WWII letters home, your parent’s wedding photos, or even your high school scrapbook, there are always historical treasures we want to save and preserve for future generations. 


The hour-long program is suitable for anyone interested in learning the basics of archival preservation. The free program provides insight on where to start and shares ideas for inexpensive solutions to frequent troubles. “The Trunk of Trouble” uses examples and samples all about the do’s and don’ts of preservation for books, paper, and photographs. It’s informative and fun so come join in on the preservation conversation! 


This presentation is free and open to the public. Please stay tuned to the Historic Saluda Committee Facebook page for more information or for any modifications to this program. Contact historicsaluda@gmail.com for questions. 


Submitted by Cindy Tuttle