WVGS Executive Board Meeting: 
Thursday, October 11th, 2018 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm 

Broadway Commons - An Upstairs Room 
1300 Broadway Street NE 
Salem, Oregon 

General Meeting: The Public is welcome!
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
Salem Public Library
Loucks Auditorium
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon

10:30 am – 11:45 am   The General Membership Meeting.
A business meeting will be held to conduct society business. 

12:00 am – 1:00pm
      Program: “A panel discussion on preserving artifacts”
      Panel Includes:  Bette Jo Lawson & Al Ratzlaff

  As genealogists and family historians we accumulate a mass of data to support our family tree. Usually that means a small mountain of paper, and frequently an accumulation of artifacts. Photographs, books, old letters, needlepoint samplers, furniture, postcards, clothes, tools, weapons, portraits …. The list goes on.

  We face the questions of what to keep, how to display (or store) the various items, and eventually the issue of finding another home for them. 

  If you have a question about a particular item come prepared to share!

  Our guests for this meeting will discuss these issues from a professional viewpoint, and help us evaluate the (historical) value and conservation requirements of various types of artifacts.

  Joining us from the Polk County Historical Society and Museum are Bette Jo Lawson: Registrar of Acquisitions & Photo Archives Committee Chair, and Al Ratzlaff: Military and Weapons Committee Chair & Chair of Acquisitions.

               Our programs are always open to the public.

Autosomal DNA Q&A with Denise Sproed
By Appointment - 5:00 pm to Library Closing, Tue-Fri
Salem Public Library
The WVGS Desk (Main Level, Southwest)
585 Liberty St. SE
Salem, Oregon

Go to the 'Research' page to submit an appointment request.
Upcoming General Meeting Programs:
November - Jerry Rodgers: "The Mayflower" (Heritage Room)
December - The WVGS Annual Potluck & Auction
January 2019 - The WVGS 50th Anniversary Celebration

Do you have suggestions for a program? Let Doug Crosby know!