Thursday, May 3, 2012

We've hired a conservator for Ida's dresses!


We've hired textile conservator Chandra Obie to do an assessment of our collection of Ida McKinley gowns!  She will review each dress, prioritize the work, and recommend options for treatment.

Chandra comes highly recommended by the people she has done work for in the past.  We are thrilled to have her involved in this project, and we can't wait to get started!

Remember, you can make a donation to this important project IN ANY AMOUNT by sending a check to:

Ida McKinley Dress Restoration Project
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
800 McKinley Monument Dr NW
Canton OH 44708

Our goal is to stabilize the gowns that are currently too fragile to display for the public to enjoy.  You could be a part of preserving history for future generations!

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