Learn to preserve family photos at lunchtime lecture

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Natchez — How quickly the features of our loved ones fade away or turn funny colors in our family photographs.

When great-great-grandma’s face is slowly disappearing from the frame on the wall, what do you do? Call the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

MDAH’s Archives and Records Services Division holds one of the state’s largest collections of historic photographs. On Tuesday, Oct. 20, Jeff Rogers will discuss the ins and outs of conserving family photographs at a Historic Jefferson College lunchtime lecture.

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Rogers has been the graphic records curator at MDAH since 1999. He has a bachelor of arts in history from Belhaven College, and is responsible for the care and conservation of the Department’s 100,000 plus photographs, negatives, glass plates, lantern slides and 35 mm slides.

The program begins at noon in Raymond Hall (follow the signs), and participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. There is no charge for this presentation, and everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, call HJC at 601-442-2901.

or send e-mail to hjc@mdah.state.ms.us. Historic Jefferson College is located off Hwy. 61, in Washington, four miles northeast of Natchez. It is a branch of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.