YOUNGSTOWN – Mahoning Valley Historical Society has some advice for salvaging family heirlooms that have been damaged by water.
While the society does not have a conservator or conservation facilities on site, it can direct residents to those resources.
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works and Heritage Preservation offers 10 tips for those who own damaged artifacts and valuables. To access this list, visit www.mahoninghistory.org for a link to Tips for Salvaging Water Damaged Valuables.
This Web site also contains links to information on how to prevent mold growth.
If you do not have access to a computer or the Internet, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Attn: Flood Damage, 648 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH 44502.
For more information call 330-743-2589 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.