Save Our African American Treasures

A2clSave Our African American Treasures is a collaboration among cultural institutions, community leaders and the public to preserve and collect African American material culture. NMAAHC launched the Treasures program in January, 2008.

At each event, members of the public learn how to preserve their family photographs and papers, military uniforms, quilts and the other ephemera that document African American life. Save Our African American Treasures features presentations, hands-on activities and preservation tips.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is proud to present this program on November 8-9, 2014 at the Carnegie Library on Mt. Vernon Square. The program had an incredible turn out; take a look at our blog for photos and more!

If you missed the event and would like to contact the organizers, they may be reached at