SUNDAY: Restoration-of-artifacts classes set for Jefferson County Historical Society

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PORT TOWNSEND — The Jefferson County Historical Society's series of art and document conservation classes starts with “Cleaning and Mending Paper Artifacts” at the JCHS Research Center, 13692 Airport Cutoff Road, at 1 p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 12).

The class is the first of five to be offered this winter.

Each class costs $30 for Jefferson County Historical Society members and $45 for nonmembers.

Books and documents

In this Sunday's session, participants will learn about dry-cleaning methods for books and documents as well as simple techniques for mending books and papers.

Each student will learn how to hinge a work of art on paper to a backing board and do simple repairs with Japanese paper and wheat starch paste.

Here are the rest of the classes, all at 1 p.m. Sundays at the research center:

■ Jan. 26: “Flattening Rolled & Deformed Paper Artifacts.”

■ Feb. 3: “Art and Artifact Handling and Storage.”

■ March 3: “Researching Old Houses.”

■ March 17: “Historic & Vintage Wedding Dresses.”

For information and to sign up, phone 360-385-1003 or visit the Jefferson County Historical Society office at 540 Water St.

Payment in advance is required to secure a place in a class, and since seating is limited, early registration is encouraged.

To find out more about the society and its activities, visit

Last modified: January 12. 2014 7:21AM
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