The West Virginia Archives and History Library of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will continue its series of after hours workshops on Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The session, entitled “Put Your Family’s Memories in a Scrapbook,” will be conducted by local craftsperson Lynn Barney. The program will take place in the library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. All sessions are free and the public is invited to attend. The library will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for workshop participants only.
Barney’s workshop will focus on how to incorporate family photographs and mementoes into scrapbook pages. Session participants will have the opportunity to create their own pages.
Participants should bring family photographs, mementoes and other materials suitable for placement on two 12-inch by 12-inch sheets. Photos may be originals or copies but should be no larger than five inches by seven inches. They also should bring relevant material about the objects for journal purposes: the who, what, where, when and why about the items being saved in the scrapbook. All other scrapbook supplies will be provided.
Barney has been presenting craft workshops for the Kanawha County Public Library for several years, including sessions on creating memory bracelets and puzzle wreaths.
Advance registration for the workshop is not required, but is encouraged to help plan seating arrangements and ensure plenty of supplies and handouts are available.
Future sessions include “His Soul Goes Marching On: The Life and Legacy of John Brown” with Mary Johnson, historian for archives and history, on Tuesday, Oct. 6; “Bastard Battalion: A History of the 83rd Chemical Mortar Battalion in World War II” with archives and history historian Terry Lowry on Nov. 3; and “A Glimpse at Some Lesser-Known Prominent West Virginians” with Dr. Kenneth Bailey, retired dean of the college of business, humanities and sciences at WVU Institute of Technology, on Dec. 1.
To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information about the workshop, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
The Archives and History Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday. The library is closed on Sunday.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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