Preserving heirloom documents will be the subject of the next Moore Historical Society meeting

Preserving family heirloom documents like old letters, birth certificates, and deeds will be the subject of the next Moore Historical Society meeting, which takes place on Sunday, September 11. (File Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Family photos, birth certificates, deeds, the historic family Bible … they’re all precious heirlooms that documents a family’s history and they often require special handling if they are to stand the test of time. Caring for and preserving family papers and historical documents will be the topic of the next Moore County Historical Society meeting, which takes place on Sunday, September 11 at 2 p.m.

The speaker will be Carol Roberts, the current director of the Bedford County Archives and Records and former conservator for the State of Tennessee. Roberts retired from the Tennessee State Library and Archives after 33 years — a position she held under six governors, five secretaries of state, and four state librarians. She brings a wealth of knowledge about preserving books, paper, photographs and many other types of archival collections and consults with numerous counties, including Moore County, on preserving county permanent records on microfilm and then digital processes. A native of Shelbyville, Roberts lives on the Roberts Two Century Farm in Bedford County, which dates back to 1811.

The meeting will take place at the Lynchburg Masonic Lodge located at 101 Main Street. All Moore Historical Society meetings are open to the general public. For additional details or questions contact Mike Northcutt at at [email protected] or 931-434-5797 or George Stone at [email protected] or 931-581-2621. •

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