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Dr. Abigail Glogower wears a black shirt and gray pants. She is standing by a black table with old documents on it. There is a landscape painting in the background.

Archiving Your Personal and Family History

Tuesday, October 6 and Tuesday, October 13

Register for Part 2 on October 13 HERE

Our homes and offices are full of pictures, documents, and mementos that tell the stories of our lives. This precious cargo can be a source of pride and joy but also frustration and even pain. Sometimes this material can feel overwhelming and sifting through it an insurmountable challenge; in some cases, inter-generational trauma and dispossession have altered collecting habits and our relationships with the past. How do we know what to keep, and how can we ensure the endurance of that history? Join Dr. Abby Glogower of the Filson Historical Society for a two-part workshop that will empower you to explore, organize, and preserve your personal and family history like an archivist. Attendance both days is not a requirement. 

Dr. Abigail Glogower is Curator of Jewish Collections and the Jewish Community Archives at the Filson Historical Society. Abby earned a doctorate in American Art and Visual Culture from the University of Rochester with a focus on group identity formation and representation in the nineteenth century and has conducted education, programming, and curatorial work in libraries and museums including the Brooklyn Museum, the Spertus Museum, the George Eastman Museum, and the National Women’s Hall of Fame.