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POSTPONED: The Stuff about the Stuff: The Value and Imperiled Future of Collectors’ Papers

Friday, March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm |

** This event has been postponed, date TBD**

In this evening talk, Jeanne Schinto will explore the subject of collectors’ papers and offer guidance about what to do with them. A collector’s stuff alone is enough for an heir to deal with. But, as we all know, many collectors also collect stuff about their stuff, and these sometimes monstrous mother lodes of research and correspondence create their own kinds of challenges for those left behind with them. She will discuss reasons why this material should be saved in the first place, noting its value to other collectors and scholars. She will also give examples of what she has found in the many places where she has done research, including CHS.

$10 for CHS members, $15 for non-members. Light refreshments will be served. Please let us know you’re coming by calling (860) 236-5621 x238 or emailing rsvp@chs.org.

Doors open at 5:00 pm; presentation begins at 6:00 pm. Come early to view our latest exhibits: War, Maps, Mystery: Dutch Mapmaker Bernard Romans and the American Revolution and  Pieces of American History: Connecticut Quilts

Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org.

About the Speaker

An independent writer since 1973, Jeanne Schinto has been a reporter for Maine Antique Digest for 17 years, writing about auctions, antiques shows, museum exhibitions, and trends in the trade. She has also written about art and antiques for a wide variety of other publications, including Fine Art Connoisseur, American Furniture, Gastronomica, Johns Hopkins Magazine, and The Atlantic. Her memoir, Huddle Fever: Living in the Immigrant City, was published by Knopf.

Image courtesy Jeanne Schinto.

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