Kristy Duarte

Kristy Duarte, the host and manager of Framed in the Village framing shop in Oklahoma City.

Many of us keep memorabilia, old family photographs, documents or heirlooms in a box in our attics, basements or garages. What’s the point of owning these items if they linger in a place where they can't been seen and appreciated? We all have items we want to preserve. Maybe you have old documents that are getting faded. Maybe it's an award you won or a piece of memorabilia that means a lot to you or your family. Or, maybe you have the wedding photo of your great-great grandparents. Truthfully, without a proper enclosure or frame of some sort, anything you own is going to fade or disintegrate over time. Plus, basements, attics and garages are not the ideal places to store your items without damaging them.

The Edmond Genealogical Society will meet Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the LDS Church, 1351 E. 33rd Street in Edmond. Our program, Photo Preservation and Framing, will be presented by Kristy Duarte, the manager of Framed in the Village framing shop in Oklahoma City. Framed in the Village is Oklahoma’s only Master Certified Picture Framer and framing gallery. To reach that status requires a superior dedication to quality and a commitment to every aspect of the framing business. Kristy's program will discuss and demonstrate the many options available to preserve and display your treasures. She will showcase techniques used in preserving and framing antique and fragile family photographs and other memorabilia items and how best to feature them in your home. All good things can be made even better and proper framing can enhance your artwork and special memorabilia, Your items can be encased in such a way that looks beautiful and can be preserved for generations, turning a neat document or item into a family heirloom. They have thousands of different types of frames, display cases, and shadow boxes to display your newly preserved item! You can frame anything from your children’s artwork, special awards, jerseys, military memorabilia, canvases, cross stitches, embroidery, paper prints, photos and so much more. Everything is done to the highest preservation standards available. You won't want to miss this fascinating program!

Our July April 15th program will feature Helen Lehman, past Director of the Family History Center in Oklahoma City. Helen will present Migration Trails.  

Genealogical research assistance is available at 5:30 p.m. prior to the meetings. For more information, visit our website:www.rootsweb.com/~okegs and find us on Facebook: Edmond Genealogical Society. Our meetings are always open to the public and we invite you to join us.

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