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The Things They Carried Home: Preservation Workshop


Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 02:00 to 04:00

The Leavenworth Public Library will host a preservation workshop by Whitney Baker on March 29 at 2:00pm at Leavenworth Public Library on 417 Spruce Street.  Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact the Leavenworth Public Library at (913) 682-5666 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Whitney Baker is Head of Conservation Services at the University of Kansas Libraries in Lawrence, where she has worked since 2002. Since 2004, she has taught the preventive conservation class in the graduate program in Museum Studies at the University of Kansas. She holds a Master’s in Library Science and Advanced Certificate in Library and Archives Conservation from the University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys giving talks to groups about preserving family history.

“As the daughter of an Air Force Colonel, I recognize the importance of preserving military artifacts, both for their historical and personal significance.” 

“The Things They Carried Home” preservation workshop is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s “The Things They Carried Home” special veterans initiative, which aims to fund projects that preserve and give access to material related to military service in the last century. The preservation workshops focus specifically on teaching veterans and their families how to preserve their own military service artifacts for themselves and future generations.

For more information about this “The Things They Carried Home” preservation workshop in Leavenworth, contact the Leavenworth Public Library at (913) 682-5666 or visit

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