Museum hours: Mon-Sat: 10a.m. - 5p.m. | Sun: noon - 5p.m.

Making History: Family History Series

Put history in your hands with this Saturday series of workshops exploring heritage crafts. Each workshop is taught by an experienced instructor; materials and a light lunch are included.

March 25: Out of the Shoebox on a Shoestring Budget!

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Everyone has a box of treasured family photos tucked away in a closet or in the attic. Bring your “shoebox” of family photos, and we’ll learn how to organize and label them properly. We’ll also talk about environmental issues and deal with difficulties such as odor and deterioration. Click here to register for the March 25 Making History event.

April 22: Recording the Past: An Oral History Workshop

10 a.m.1 p.m.

Many of us have wanted to preserve the life stories and memories of our parents, grandparents, neighbors, and community members in their own words and voices. At this workshop, we’ll focus on what makes a good oral history and also look at some of the equipment that’s helpful in conducting an interview. Click here to register for the April 22 Making History event.

May 20: Preserving Family Photos in a Digital Age

10 a.m.1 p.m.

This workshop offers instruction on digitizing your photographs, including techniques about the best ways to scan, store, and add historical information and references to your family archives. Bring a few of your photos to be scanned and stored! Click here to register for the May 20 Making History event.

Registration: The cost of each workshop is $15 ($10 for annual pass holders). Register in advance to guarantee your space. Annual pass holders: Please sign in to apply your discount.

Workshop instruction is designed for adults; teenagers accompanied by an adult are welcome.

For questions and more information, email Cynthia.Tomerlin@ocfl.net or call 407-836-8580.