Friday, January 22, 2010

Preserving Old Documents

Don Doyle, an officer of the Alpine Twp. Historical Commission, built a frame, as instructed by the producers of the television program Dirty Jobs, in order to stretch a very old graduation diploma that was printed on sheep skin. He placed a moist towel on it for 15 minutes and the skin relaxed, but stayed straight in the frame. Members were excited to see the improvement of the document. After it dries, they will have it framed for exhibit

Don Doyle, a very active member of the Alpine Township Historical Society

On Sunday, Jan. 17th, Alpine Township Historical Commission's open house started early with members left to right: Judy McNally, Patricia Cederholm and Don Doyle examining the diploma that had almost dried.

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