Learn how to weed your attic at the President Coolidge State Historic Site

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will host archivist Elizabeth Dow and museum professional Lucinda Cockrell for a program entitled “How to Weed Your Attic without Destroying History.” The event will be Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. in the Coolidge Museum & Education Center.

Anyone who has chosen to “downsize” from the family homestead – or has been tasked with cleaning out the house of a loved one – knows how difficult it can be to distinguish between items that have personal sentimental value and those that may have historic significance for your family, your town, or the wider world.

How do you decide what to toss, what to keep, what requires special care, and what should be passed along to the next generation? Employing their professional experience in the management of historic collections, Elizabeth Dow and Lucinda Cockrell will offer valuable guidance that anyone can use when evaluating the treasures and miscellany that collect in our closets and attics. The presenters have recently published the book, “How to Weed Your Attic without Destroying History;” a book signing will follow the program.

The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is operated by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, which is part of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. The site is open daily through Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information, please call 802-672-3773 or visit the state-owned historic sites online at www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

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