Classes & Workshops


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person classes and workshops are limited through the end of the year. We will be offering virtual workshops this Fall/Winter with limited options available for socially distanced, in-person workshops.

All workshops are first come, first served.


Museum Methods for Home Collections

November 21, 2020 | 12-1pm |

Watch the recording of this virtual workshop to learn techniques that museum curators use to protect and preserve historical artifacts. Apply those skills to caring for family heirlooms, photos, antique furniture, and more. These tips will help you provide museum-quality care for your personal artifacts that will allow you to preserve and enjoy them for years to come.

This webinar is designed to teach non-museum staff basic skills and techniques employed by museums and archives to preserve historical artifacts. Viewers will learn about environmental hazards, archival storage, tips on caring for and cleaning a variety of materials, and observe live demonstrations of some of these techniques. The goal is to make museum preservation accessible to the general public so that they can use these techniques on personal collections.


Preservation Workshops

Time: *Suspended due to COVID-19* Seasonal- check program and events calendar for dates.

Found your Grandmother's wedding dress? Uncle's old photo album from the war? Maybe you have an original copy of a Superman comic that you'd like to keep in good condition? We can help!

SHS staff have extensive professional knowledge on how to best preserve your precious items and heirlooms. We can offer advice on how to preserve your objects as well as offer help with digitization. We can help get you on the right track to making sure your items and artifacts are preserved in your home for years to come!

Cost: Free for SHS Members, $5 for non-members

Genealogy Workshops

Time: *Suspended due to COVID-19* Seasonal- check program and events calendar for dates. not enough? Hitting a proverbial, and maybe literal, dead end in your family's tree? We can help!

Our staff has professional knowledge and training to help get you on the right track to finding out more about your family's history.

Cost: Free for SHS members, $5 for non members

Spinning Workshops

Time: *Suspended Due to COVID-19*

Interested in learning how to spin yarn? Do you love your knitting/crocheting but wish you could make your own yarn?

Stop in and learn to spin yarn from our Education and Outreach Manager, Allison Henline. Spinning yarn for over a decade, Allison loves to show people the soothing and useful craft of spinning. Already know how to spin? Bring your wheel and some fiber along and join us for good conversation and company.

Cost: Free for SHS members, $5 for non members