History at Home: How to Preserve Your Own Self-History
February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Alexandria Public Schools Community Education is partnering with Douglas County Historical Society, The Runestone Museum, and the Legacy of the Lakes Museum to present 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐀𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞: “Keeping History Alive”
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 (𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭) 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐤:
𝐅𝐞𝐛. 𝟐𝟓 – “𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐎𝐰𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐥𝐟-𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲” – 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐬, 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐛𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬? 𝐎𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬? 𝐓𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐤 – 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐤𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐲 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐬𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞.
Join us online! This class will be held using the online platform, Zoom. Prior to the class, you will receive an email with the Zoom invitation to access the class. Simply click the link on the day and time of the class and enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞:
Feb. 4 – “What To Do When You Find an Artifact” – You’ve come across old bones or you found an arrowhead on a hike—now what? Join Runestone Museum Director, Amanda Seim, to learn what you should do if you come across historical artifacts, whether it be on or off your property. What do you report and what do you leave be? Are there items you can keep? Learn more and become a confident and responsible steward of history!
Feb. 11 – “Preserving Your Treasures at Home” – There are many things that can cause some of our more precious items to deteriorate faster than we would like. Join Legacy of the Lakes Museum’s Kaci Johnson as she explains agents of deterioration and how best to protect and preserve the historical treasures in your home. From photographs to textiles, she’ll give tips and tricks to help your items last for future generations to enjoy.
Feb. 18 – “How to Record Your Family’s Oral Histories” – You know you want to save a relative’s stories before they’re gone, but where do you even begin? We have good news! ANYONE can make an impactful Oral History that will save precious memories for generations to come. In this program hosted by Brittany Johnson (Director of the Douglas County Historical Society), we will cover a Beginner’s best practices for recording oral histories, how to encourage good storytelling through good listening, what questions to ask, and how to healthily and constructively move through difficult moments.
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟒-𝐒𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐮𝐦𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰, 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞.