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, September 23rd, 9:00am "The Home Archivist"   

Hosted by Lennox and Addington County Museum and Archives, 97 Thomas Street East, Napanee

Abstract: Join Kyla Ubbink, book and paper conservator, for a 3 hour workshop on simple and practical archival preservation techniques to stop the deterioration of your family’s historic documents, letters, photographs, albums, clippings, books, memorabilia and scrapbooks. Acquire safe handling techniques, explore digitization options, and gain knowledge in regular maintenance and basic treatments that you can apply at home. Kyla will give demonstrations in cleaning books and paper, removing clips and staples, separating photographs from ‘sticky’ album pages, and how to make simple acid-free folders with the opportunity to try these techniques. Get the skills needed to start saving your family archives now!

Registration required: 613-354-3027;

Fee: $3 admission + $5 materials


Monday, September 25th, 2017, 7:00pm "Keeping the Past: Storing and Preserving Family Archives and Memorabilia"

Hosted by Arnprior and MacNab/Braeside Archives, 21 B Madawaska St
Arnprior, ON K7S 1R6

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: Free


October 22nd, 2017, 12:30 and 3:30, "Tips and Tricks of Caring for Book Collections"

At the Ottawa Antiquarian Book Fair; Tudor Hall, 3750 North Bowesville Rd (Hunt Club and Riverside Drive) Ottawa

Abstract: A 20 minute talk focused on practical techniques of caring for book collections such as how to affix loose pages, get rid of old book smell, and carry out basic cleaning, as well as a discussion of storage options and handling tips. 

 Fees: Free with entrance to Antiquarian Book Fair ($5.00)


    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
  • Bromely Historical Society
  • Quebec Family History Society
  • Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogy 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
  • Quebec Family History Society
  • Vankleek Hill Museum