Cultural Heritage Preservation Week

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You are invited to attend the 5th Annual Cultural Heritage Preservation Week. This year's event is a Preservation Fair, sponsored by the Waco-McLennan County Libraries, the Central Texas Genealogical Society and Baylor University Libraries. The programs will be offered on May 2 from 1:30-5:30 in the meeting room at the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center (5301 Bosque Blvd #275, near Target).

Waco's Cultural Heritage Preservation Week is set aside each year to promote and educate our community on the
importance of protecting and preserving our local culture. This event is a joint project combining expertise from the Waco-McLennan County Library and Baylor University Libraries.

Experts from numerous fields will be avaialble to evaluate your cultural heritage items, including:

Paper documents
Stone and more

Read the full press release and get more information here.

Did you know that individuals and communities hold 37% of our nation's cultural heritage collections? In 2005 the first comprehensive national survey of the condition and preservation needs of the nation's collections reported that U.S. institutions hold more than 4.8 billion items. Libraries alone hold 3 billion items (63 percent of the whole). A treasure trove of uncounted additional items is held by individuals, families, and communities. We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, please contact: Bill Buckner (, 254-750-5945) or Beth Farwell (; 254-710-3679).