Preserving Family History: Minnesota’s Greatest Generation Workshop with Bob Herskovitz at Breckenridge Library April 27

Quick Facts

Event: “Preserving Family History: Minnesota’s Greatest Generation” with Bob Herskovitz

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time: 7 p.m.

Place: Breckenridge Library, 205 N. 7th St.

Cost: Free

Call for more information: (218) 643-2113

Preserving Family History: Minnesota’s Greatest Generation Workshop with Bob Herskovitz at Breckenridge Library April 27

The majority of our nation’s treasures are not found in museums; they are tucked away in our attics, garages and basements, according to Bob Herskovitz, outreach conservator at the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS). On April 27, Herskovitz will show area residents how to care for and preserve these beloved family heirlooms for future generations to learn from and enjoy. The workshop will begin at 7 p.m. at the Breckenridge Library, 205 N. 7th St., Breckenridge.

“Preserving Family History: Minnesota’s Greatest Generation” will teach participants how to preserve and care for different types of memorabilia, give tips on how to organize family papers, photos and other family treasures, and hints on creating a successful oral family history. Participants are encouraged to bring in items that can be safely transported for Herskovitz to answer specific preservation questions.

This event is co-sponsored by MHS, Lake Agassiz Regional Library and the Wilkin County Historical Society. For more information, call the Breckenridge Library at (218) 643-2113 or visit

A Great Generation, A One-of-a-Kind Project

The workshop is presented as part of MHS’s Minnesota’s Greatest Generation project. The members of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation grew up during the Depression, came of age during World War II, participated in the post-war boom and created a lasting legacy that has shaped all of us. The Minnesota’s Greatest Generation project was established to collect, preserve and share the legacy of this remarkable generation for future generations to learn from and enjoy.

The capstone of the project is an interactive, large-scale exhibit that opened at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on May 23, 2009, and is currently on view. “Minnesota’s Greatest Generation: The Depression, the War, the Boom” features more than 6,000 square feet of artifacts, displays and hands-on elements using multimedia interpretive techniques to reveal the experiences of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation. For more information, visit

The MHS calendar of events is available at The web site also features information about all of the Society’s programs, museums and historic sites. To request a free guide to museums and historic sites, call 1-800-657-3773.

About Lake Agassiz Regional Library

LARL serves the residents of Becker, Clay, Clearwater, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Wilkin counties, with branch libraries in Ada, Bagley, Barnesville, Breckenridge, Climax, Crookston, Detroit Lakes, Fertile, Fosston, Hawley, Mahnomen, McIntosh and Moorhead and LINK sites in Cormorant, Frazee, Gonvick, Halstad, Hendrum, Lake Park, Rothsay, Shelly, Twin Valley and Ulen.

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. Its essence is to illuminate the past to light the future. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. For more information, visit

Partnership between Minnesota Regional Public Libraries and the Minnesota Historical Society. Made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008.