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Friday, December 3, 2010

Young Stars in Marshall, TX

By Whit Edwards, Starr Family Home State Historic Site

Junior Docents underwent collection preservation training on October 16 at the Starr Family Home. The high school girls are receiving training so they can assist with the packing and care of the artifacts in the Starr Home. The training was conducted by Megan Maxwell, Jeff Campbell, and Adella Jackson of the Starr Family Home staff.
The Junior Docents that participated in this training exercise were: Amanda Warwick, Estrella Calderon, Samantha Herman, Catherine Mottershaw, Jessica Smith, Miranda Green, Aisha Thomas, Ellen Bray, and Anna Craig.
The girls learned about different methods of care required for the artifacts based on the composition of the artifact. Glass, paper, cloth, and leather all have unique features that require unique ways of handling. Each item was documented with a written description before being carefully wrapped and boxed away for safe keeping.
** Starr Family Home is located in Marshall on the corner of Travis and S. Grove streets in the Texas Forest Trail Region.

1 comment:

  1. What a great opportunity for all involved: training the next generation of collections stewards, increasing community involvement, and providing stafff with needed assistance. Bravo.