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Orange County Historical Society & Endangered Heritage Traveling Exhibit at Paoli Public Library


For Immediate Release

October 6, 2016

Robert F. Henderson

812 653 1212


Orange Co. Historical Society Hosts IHS’s Endangered Heritage Traveling Exhibit This Month at Paoli Library


Paoli, Ind.—Indiana’s collecting institutions are at risk of losing many Hoosier memories, and the threat to thousands of historical artifacts and documents is real and ongoing. That is why the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) developed its collections care traveling exhibit, Endangered Heritage.

Beginning October 6th through November 9th, the Orange County Historical Society (OCHS) will host the exhibit, which suggests solutions to the problems facing large and small historical organizations across the state. It will be on display at Paoli Public Library, located at 100 W. Water Street.


Endangered Heritage gives guests examples of some of the most common dangers to objects and documents in Hoosier history collections. The exhibit also focuses on the needs of heritage collecting organizations for humidity and temperature controls, adequate storage and funds to care for their collections. In addition, visitors to the exhibit will learn how they can assist Indiana’s organizations in preserving the state’s history.


This exhibit is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). For more information about Endangered Heritage, call OCHS President Robert F. Henderson, 812 653 1212 or visit www.historicorangecounty.org


About IHS Traveling Exhibitions

Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS’s Local History Services department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Karen DePauw at localhistoryservices@indianahistory.org or (317) 233-3110. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit www.indianahistory.org.


About the Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

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