• Part of a roofline shows from one building. Trees with fall color leaves on them fill most of the photo. A lamp-post is near center of the photo.

    Harpers Ferry Center

Ethnographic Laboratory

Conservator treats a leather cartridge case from Stones River National Battlefield

More than 28,000 Native American ethnographic objects are located in park collections. Among the items treated in this lab have been personal effects from historic personages, such as the ceremonial shirt of Chief Red Cloud. Treatments are devised to respect the cultural significance of objects made by native peoples. Minimally interventive techniques and passive systems of support are emphasized. Organic materials and leather and skin products are treated here.

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