Thursday, January 21st, 2010

The Morris County Heritage Commission and the Washington Township Historical Society are joining forces to present a program March 3 at the Morris County Cultural Center offering some practical tips for the care of historical documents.

The program will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is aimed at anyone who is responsible for the preservation, archiving, display or handling of historical documents or collections or both.

Heritage Commission archivist Peg Shultz said this includes professional historians; historical societies; library staff and volunteers; church or organizational historians; family historians; and genealogy groups.

The program will feature archival consultant Joseph M. Ciccone, a certified archivist with extensive experience managing both library and archival operations.
Among the topics to be discussed, said Schultz, are collection preservation, including environment, storage, reformatting and digitization; collection access, including arrangement and description; and funding opportunities.

The program is free, but advance registration by Feb. 26 is required. To register, contact the Washington Township Historical Society at 908-876-9696 or at [email protected]

Additional information about the program may be obtained by contacting Shelly Heretyk of the Washington Township Historical Society at (908) 876-9696 or at [email protected]

The Morris County Cultural Center is located at 300 Mendham Road, approximately two miles from the center of Morristown. For details, visit the Morris County Heritage Commission website at http://www.co.morris.nj.us/MCHC .