Returning life to your treasured artefacts


Interested in learning how to preserve your treasurers, slowing deterioration and preventing damage? Have our knowledgeable staff deliver a FREE1-hour lecture for your community group or organization.

Want even more information, demonstrations, and hands-on practice? Organize a group of people for a three-hour training session. 20 people maximum.  Prepackaged 3 hour workshops start at $450.00. Great as a fund raiser! Excellent training for heritage volunteers!

Up-coming scheduled events



Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:00pm "Preserving Your Family Photographs and Family Documents"

Hosted by Quebec Family history Society Center, 173 Catier Avenue, Suite 102, Pointe-Claire (Montreal) Quebec

Abstract: Learn how to care for and preserve your family documents, memorabilia, photographs and artifacts through preventative conservation measures that can be applied at home.

Fees: $20.00 for members, $25.00 for non member - Contact 514-695-1502, or


June 16th to 18th, Ontario Genealogical Society Conference 2017, Algonquin College, Woodroffe Campus, Ottawa

   June 16th - Workshop "A Snap in Time, A Shot for the Future: History of Photographic Process and Preserving Your Photographs"

   June 17th - Presentation "Conserving Canada"

         For more information and to register go to


July 22nd, 2017; 7:00pm “Keeping the Past: Storing and Preserving Family Archives and Memorabilia”. Free 1 hour lecture

Smiths Falls and District Historical Society; Heritage House Smiths Falls, 11 Old Slys Rd. Smiths Falls, ON

  Abstract: Stop the deterioration of your family’s historic documents, letters, photographs, albums, clippings, books, memorabilia and scrapbooks through the practice of archival preservation. Learn how to avoid damage caused by pollutants, poor climate, light, pests, and mould through proper boxing, housing and storage. Acquire safe handling techniques, explore digitization options, and gain knowledge in regular maintenance and basic treatments that you can apply at home.




    One-hour lectures given to:

  • Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
  • Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives
  • Ottawa Book Collectors Club
  • Ottawa Historical Society
  • Canadian Federation of Women
  • Lanark County Historical Society
  • Arnprior and McNab Historical Society
  • Leeds and Grenville Historical Society
  • Archives Association of Ontario
  • Ottawa Stake Family History Center
  • British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
  • Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
  • Scottish Genealogy Group
  • Carleton University "Archival Theory and Practice" course
  • Canadian Federation of University Women
  • Ottawa Chapter of the Archives Association of Ontario
  • Upper Ottawa Valley Genealogical Society
  • Ottawa Public Library
  • The Irish Genealogy Research Group
  • Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogy Society
  • Bromley Historical Society
  • Quebec Family History Society

Three-Hour to Full Day Workshops Provided for:

  • Ontario Museum Association
  • Canadian Border Services Agency
  • Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada Reference and Rare book Library
  • Algonquin College
  • City of Ottawa Archives
  • St. Lawrence College
  • British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
  • Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society
  • Spencerville Library
  • Friends of the City of Ottawa Archives
  • Vankleek Hill Museum