We participated in the PRESERVATION STATION in 2009 at the Brick Store Museum 117 Main Street in Kennebunk,
Maine. The event was open to the public, admission by suggested donation.
With the Brick Store Museum's own historical building renovations project nearing completion, we figured
it'd be a grand time to shine the spotlight on caring for treasures. At the Museum, we get lots of questions
from our visitors, and we find that they really are interested in preserving their own treasures (home
movies, wedding dresses, artwork, autograph collections, baseball cards, quilts, scrapbooks, etc.), but
they don't know where to turn, what questions to ask, and what options are even available.
'Restoration" or "conservation" usually lies outside people's vocabulary or comfort zone,
and they often automatically and mistakenly assume it is always either overly complicated or prohibitively
expensive. Here's where you can help demystify the process and help empower people with the knowledge and
resources on how best to care for their family heirlooms. In the process, Preservation Station intends to
highlight the considerable expertise available to the community...you!