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Posted: 27th Mar 2017

The Oil Region Alliance is hosting a one-day Preservation Workshop on Saturday, May 20, at the First Presbyterian Church in Titusville, PA. Here's a sneak peek at two of the programs that will be offered at 8:45 a.m.

Most of us have an idea of what we would grab in a fire…important papers, cherished photographs, the quilt that an ancestor lovingly stitched for her first grandchild. Yet there are other pressing dangers to our heirlooms. Water-damage, mold, insect infestations, and deterioration are also concerns. Hear Certified Archivist Jane Ingold talk about the proper care, handling, and storage of your keepsakes, and steps to take when the worst happens. "Keeping Your Keepsakes" will be presented from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Titusville on Saturday, May 20. Cost to attend is $10.

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Today Bluegill Graphix is located at 318 North Franklin Street in Titusville. But the structure was originally built in 1872 as the Temple B’Nai Zion, a reform Jewish synagogue. It served in that capacity for 20 years and then was used for other purposes until it closed in 1992. It sat vacant and deteriorating for 11 years until it was purchased by Mike and Kathy Irwin. They completely rehabilitated the structure, adapting it to their needs while retaining many of its key historic features. It is now a modern company offering in-house custom screen printing and embroidery services.

Tour this unique building and see why it received a Historic Preservation Award in 2005. The "Tour of Bluegill Graphix" is scheduled from 8:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on May 20, 2017. Cost to attend is $10.

Both of these programs have been approved for Act 48; educators who attend may receive continuing education credits through the Riverview Intermediate Unit. Contact for details.

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