MDAH To Take Popular Program on Road to Oxford

The department’s popular Antiques Roadshow–style program, “Personal Treasures,” will be in Oxford, Thursday, April 15, 4–8 p.m. and Friday, April 16, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. The public is invited to bring their heirlooms and attic treasures to the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library for a consultation with Mississippi Department of Archives and History experts.

“Our library is excited about providing such a great opportunity for our community to learn more about their own personal treasures,” said Dorothy Fitts, head librarian of the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library. “We hope everyone will come by.”

Experts will provide information on books and maps, paper items, and photographs, as well as tips on how to care for and preserve those items. Director of Published Information Jane Phillips will be on hand to answer questions about books and maps, and Alanna Patrick, Director of Papers Archives, will examine paper items such as letters and diaries. Photographs will be examined by Graphic Records Curator Jeff Rogers.

Depending on the number of participants, consultations may be limited to fifteen minutes per person. Participants may bring up to five objects from each category. No appraisals will be made, but information will be provided on appraisal options.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library. For more information call 662-234-5751 or email Dorothy Fitts.

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