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September 7, 2012 @ 1:32:46 PM — AdministratorGeneral

The Glass Museum Will Host Endangered Heritage Traveling Exhibit

The Glass Museum will welcome Endangered Heritage, a collections care advocacy traveling exhibit from the Hoosier Heritage Alliance, 9/4/12 through 9/20/12. This exhibit will be on display at The Glass Museum, located at 309 South Franklin Street in Dunkirk. The Museum is open from Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. On Saturdays, the Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission costs are $2.00 for adults and children aged 12 and under are free.

Indiana’s collecting institutions are at risk of losing many Hoosier memories, and the threat to thousands of historical artifacts, including glassware. Large and small historical organizations across Indiana face similar challenges about how to preserve artifacts of Indiana’s heritage for future generations.

Endangered Heritage gives examples of some of the most common dangers to objects, such as glassware in Hoosier history collections. The exhibit focuses on the needs of heritage collections involving adequate storage and funds to care for skilled preservation of glass artifacts.

Fortunately, there are solutions to the problems facing Indiana’s heritage collections, and Endangered Heritage suggests ways to help. Visitors to the exhibit will learn how they can assist in preserving Indiana’s priceless history.

The exhibit is an activity of the Hoosier Heritage Alliance’s ‘Connecting to Collections’ project and is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institution of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For more information on this exhibit or other programs of The Glass Museum, please call 765-768-6872 or visit www.dunkirkpubliclibrary.com. For additional information about the Hoosier Heritage Alliance, please visit www.indianahistory.org/ihs/hha.