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Get tips on how to ‘weed your attic’

ADDISON — Chimney Point State Historic Site’s first “Blast from the Past” program of 2019 will be held on Sunday, July 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., on the porch. Archivists Elizabeth H. Dow and Lucinda P. Cockrell will present “How to Weed Your Attic,” sharing their insights and advice you on how to “weed” your attic. Dow and Cockrell are experts in residence at Chimney Point this summer. 
They will offer a presentation first and then are open to questions, so anyone interested can bring their inquiries on what to do with Grandma’s treasured item (is it really a treasure?). All are welcome to bring items or photos of items to ask for advice. 
The program is included in the price of regular site admission — adults $5/under 15 free. Copies of Dow and Cockrell’s new book, “How to Weed Your Attic: Getting Rid of Junk without Destroying History,” will be available for purchase and signing.
Other summer “Blast from the Past” programs include “Historic Clocks and Watches Afternoon,” Aug. 11, noon to 4 p.m., and “Working with Fiber,” Aug. 18, 2 to 4 p.m.
The Chimney Point State Historic Site is located at 8149 VT Route 17 in Addison, at the Vermont foot of the Lake Champlain Bridge. 

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