Highline Historical Society Receives Collections Care Funding


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The Highline Historical Society has received a $3,000 grant from 4Culture for the purpose of housing threatened documents, photographs, negatives and films in the Society’s collections.

The Society owns more than 100,000 items that are subject to this grant.

Curator Nancy McKay working in the photo stacks. Photo courtesy Highline Historical Society.

“Media such as negatives need to be kept in acid free containers, sleeves and folders to prevent deterioration,” said Nancy Salguero McKay, the Society Curator of Collections. “At the present time many of our negatives and photographs are not being correctly stored because of the cost of buying these materials. This grant from 4Culture will be extremely helpful in providing materials to appropriately preserve our communities’ archival treasures.”

Highline Historical Society is a 16-year old non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the history and telling the stories of Highline (we’re members – you should consider joining/supporting them – click here to join!).

Collections are in storage pending the construction of the Highline Heritage Museum in Burien (read our previous coverage here). For more information visit the Society’s web site at http://www.highlinehistory.org.

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