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Heritage Preservation Workshop set for November

Heritage Preservation Workshop set for November

LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – The Southeastern Jurisdiction Commission on Archives and History will present its biannual Heritage Preservation Workshop Nov. 20-21 at the newly renovated Terrace Hotel at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.  Practical hands-on sessions will address the issue of disaster response as it relates to the care of historic records and artifacts in the local church.  Disasters include major events such as fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as broken water pipes and vandalism.  Participants will begin to construct a disaster response plan for their church, learn how to recover damaged papers and photographs, and much more.
The event begins on Friday evening with an address by keynote speaker Rev. Alfred T. Day III, general secretary of the General Commission on Archives and History for The United Methodist Church.  On Saturday evening, attendees are invited to tour the World Methodist Museum located on the grounds of Lake Junaluska.

For registration information, contact Nancy Watkins at or (828) 454-6781.  Due to the hands-on nature of the sessions, registration is limited to 30 participants.

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