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Learn how to save heirloom treasures at ‘Hands On History’ workshops

By Staff | Sep 24, 2015
Anita Yamafuji holds cleaned and stained Blue Willow dishes for comparison.
From left, Anita Yamafuji, Arrianna D’Orsay and Lois Reiswig demonstrate proper quilt-cleaning technique.

LAHAINA – Lahaina Restoration Foundation (LRF) will host another round of free, hands-on artifact cleaning workshops known as “Hands On History.” Museum archivist Arrianna D’Orsay will lead the workshops on Tuesday, Sept. 29, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the West Maui Senior Center at 788 Pauoa St. in Lahaina.

Open to senior members of the public, the workshops focus on preserving a part of Lahaina’s past for future generations.

Participants will learn how to properly clean and store various LRF treasures and artifacts like Hawaiian quilts, antique dishes and heirloom dolls using gentle, noninvasive cleaning methods.

Questions about preserving family heirlooms for the next generation are welcome.

To register for the “Hands On History” workshops, call the West Maui Senior Center at 270-4310. For more information about artifacts and heirlooms, call the Lahaina Restoration Foundation office at 661-3262 or e-mail info@lahainarestoration.org.