|Learning Kit: How to Clean Silver---$15, $13-members, $5-shipping||Kit will provide supplies for cleaning silver and tarnish prevention. The materials provided for cleaning silver should be able to clean 4-5 medium teapots. The silvercloth provided for tarnish prevention should be able to line a jewelry box or make a small pouch and the anti-tarnish strip should work in apx. 420 cubic inches. Amounts are approximate and depend on size, level of tarnish, application, storage situations, etc.
Cotton tipped applicators
Copy of How-To Clean Your Silver presentation
Cleaning Silver Conservogram
Instruction sheet for silvercloth
Information for anti-tarnish strips
Information for calcium carbonate
|Learning Kit: How to Store Textiles-- -$60, $50- members. For pick up only.||This kit is perfect for anyone interested in storing a textile that is important to them, such as a military jacket or a quilt. Using the supplies provided, individuals can follow museum industry standards for storing textiles. Especially important is the step-by-step guide that is included with your purchase. This guide details a special museum technique for creating tissue supports for your textile that will help prevent long-term damage. This kit is only available for pick-up at the History Colorado Center.
+Museum quality textile storage box- 24” x 36”
+14 sheets of archival tissue paper
+Step-by-step guide for storing textiles
|Learning Kit: Wedding Dress Storage-- -$150, $140- members. For pick up only.||Are you a bride-to-be and starting to think about what to do with your dress after the big day? Or perhaps you have a wedding dress crammed in a closet somewhere that you wish was stored better? The wedding dress storage kit is great for both past and future brides who want museum quality storage and preservation for their dress. The kit is only available for pick up. Pick up locations include the History Colorado Center as well as other History Colorado Community Museums. Customers will be contacted to arrange pick up after purchase.
+Step-by-step guide for storing your dress
+Museum quality textile storage box- 22" x 60"
+25 sheets of archival tissue paper
+1 pair of gloves
|Learning Kit: Military Service Medals Storage-- -$40-45, $30-35- members, $5-shipping||This kit provides the essentials for anyone interested in storing military service medals, such as badges, ribbons, or patches. Using the supplies provided, individuals can follow museum industry standards for storing military awards. The step-by-step guide included with your kit details the importance of using archival materials, the different ways you can arrange the medals for display, and environmental storage suggestions. This guide will help prevent long-term damage while providing a great display option. This kit is available for pick-up at the History Colorado Center or shipping for an additional cost.
+Choice of a 5" x 7" ($40) or 8" x 10" ($45) clear lidded box
+Black stockinette covered foam block
+Small plastic bag to store pin backings
|Learning Kit: Potholder Crochet Patterns-- $20, $15 - members, $5 - shipping||Calling all crochet enthusiasts! Make your own potholders based on real objects from History Colorado's Collection (2007.58.8 and 2007.58.9). This kit includes a link to a YouTube instructional video (about 1 hour) to teach you how to crochet the two patterns provided. The video, featuring two volunteers from History Colorado, walks viewers through each step in both patterns as well as optional modifications and recommendations to create your own take on real museum objects.
This kit is available for pick-up at the History Colorado Center or shipping for an additional cost ($5).
+ 5 mm metal crochet hook
+ TWO instructions for patterns from the History Colorado Collection (2007.58.8 and 2007.58.9)
+ TWO contrasting colors 4-ply craft yarn (cannot guarantee colors)
+ TWO contrasting colors 10 weight cotton crochet thread (cannot guarantee colors)
+ Link to YouTube instructional video on how to create both patterns