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Save Our African American Treasures
Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Albany State University - Student Center
504 College Drive, Albany, Ga.
The program is free and open to the public, all are welcome.
This program gives residents of southwest Georgia the opportunity to identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance tucked away in the attics, closets and basements of their homes.
Participants can bring up to three personal items for a 15-minute, professional consultation with experts on how to care for them. Please note that our specialists are reviewers, not appraisers, and cannot determine items' monetary values.
Objects such as books, paper and textiles no larger than a shopping bag (furniture, carpets, firearms and paintings are excluded) can be reviewed.
Museum experts are particularly interested in evaluating items related to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s activities in southwest Georgia during the civil rights era of the 1960s. Items of interest are photographs, flyers, buttons, tickets, posters and other items from the period.
The Treasures program also includes the following activities throughout the day:
Presented in collaboration with the Albany State University, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Legacy Project, their host committee and the Southwest Georgia Project for Community Education, Inc.
Save Our African American Treasures was made possible with support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Email us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 733-9599.