The Gunn Memorial Library and Museum on Wykeham Road will offer a free workshop, "How to Preserve Your Family's Papers," Oct. 17 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Participants will learn how to properly care for their family's documents and memorabilia so they will survive for future generations.

Gunn Museum staff will review how and where to store heirlooms, the difference between acid-free, buffered and lignin-free containers, the consequences of improper storage, as well as offer other preservation tips.

Participants are encouraged to bring paper documents and photos for recommendations.

Supplies such as acid free document boxes, folders and sleeves will be available to purchase.

Seating is limited.

For more information and registration, call 860-868-7756.