(CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER) Good/Better/Best: Options for Keeping Your Family History Safe

Thursday, January 18th 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Stafford County Administrative Center
1300 Courthouse Road Stafford, VA 22556

We regret that due to the extreme cold weather that we will be cancelling our January program. This program has been rescheduled for October 17, 2024.

-Stafford Historical Society 


with Terri Blanchette

The new year is coming and with it we want Clean, Clear, Organized lives. But we are facing boxes, bags, piles and “stashes” of family history items in our attics, spare rooms, basements and storage units that we don’t have time – or know how – to “deal” with. Making it worse is the guilt and pressure we feel as these memories are being lost to decay with each passing year. Come to this informative talk and discover some basic steps you can take right now to easily organize and preserve all kinds of materials that we have in our homes and help ensure it will be clutter-free and safe for generations to come!

Terri Blanchette is an historian, writer, and heritage preservation specialist in the Virginia and greater Washington DC areas. She has a Masters in U.S. History with certification in Museum Studies and Archiving. She has written extensively for national history organizations, delivered numerous talks, workshops and seminars on preservation, and has researched and written corporate histories for some of Washington’s most prestigious firms. Her one-of-a-kind company, TimeSorters, LLC helps individuals and businesses to capture, organize, preserve and protect those things that make up their unique histories.

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