Mission Culture Days

September 25-October 25, 2020

This year’s Culture Days events are going virtual and will consist of a month-long celebration! Discover arts and culture in the Mission community during this four week event.

Using and Preserving Your Keepsakes

Follow along weekly for practical tips and advice from museum staff adapted for home use!

Why do we collect and preserve objects? In a museum we collect for the same reasons that you might collect heirlooms or other sentimental items in the home. Keepsakes trigger memories, stories, or remind us of a specific place or time.

We don’t always keep valuable items stored away, as they may be repurposed and utilized by new generations. A wedding dress worn by multiple generations of women, for example, has new memories and meanings embedded in the garment with each wear. Toys and dolls may be stored away for future children or grandchildren to discover and enjoy.

This video series addresses the different aspects of utilizing your treasured items while taking measures to prevent deterioration and prolong their lifespan.


Every Friday During Culture Days (September 25 – October 25, 2020)


This is a virtual event! Follow along on our website, YouTube Channel, or Facebook page!



Part One: BELOVED BOOKS – September 25, 2020

Part Two: CELEBRATORY SILVERWARE – October 2, 2020

Part Three: DEAREST DOLLS – October 9, 2020

Part Four: TINY TREASURES – October 16, 2020

Part Five: BEST DRESSED – October 23, 2020