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Caring for Family Clothing Treasures

5/17/2012 - Caring for Family Clothing Treasures


Date: May 8, 2012

Release date: IMMEDIATELY


Jennifer Reynolds, Media Specialist • (909) 307-2669 ext. 278 •

Michele Nielsen, Curator of History • (909) 307-2669 ext. 240 •


Event date:       Thursday, May 17, 2012

Event place:      Apple Valley, CA


Caring for Family Clothing Treasures

San Bernardino County Museum Curator of History Michele Nielsen will present a program, “Caring for Your Family Clothing Treasures,” at the Victor Valley Museum in Apple Valley on Thursday, May 17, at 1:00 p.m. The presentation, with information to use for protecting and preserving family heirlooms at home, is included with paid museum admission.


“Many times, we store our quilts and clothing away in plastic bags, cedar chests, or special bags from dry cleaners, in hopes of preserving them for the future,” said Nielsen. “In this presentation, we will find out why these might not be the best storage solutions, and explore other options that are better. If you are not sure what materials you need, or how to begin, this program will be helpful. Everyone can make simple changes in the way they store their christening gowns or flapper dresses, and prolong the life of their treasures. Bring your questions and concerns, and we will discuss them, too.”


The Victor Valley Museum is a branch of the San Bernardino County Museum located at 11873 Apple Valley Road in Apple Valley. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 (adult), $4 (senior or military), and $2.50 (student). Children under 5 and San Bernardino County Museum Association members are free. Parking is free. For more information, visit


The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is 909-307-2669 ext. 229 or (TDD) 909-792-1462.



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