The History Shop began its operation in 1995, specializing in the restoration of historical and family documents, books, Bibles and antique maps.  Preservation and restoration work is performed on the following:

Family             Marriage Certificate, birth and death records,

      Documents    Old family letters, Property Deeds, Diplomas

and photographs.

Books             Your old favorites collectors items

    BIBLES          With your notes or family history

                                                         Maps /Prints

The objective of the restoration process is to stabilize the documents(s), book(s), etc. so that they may be preserved for the future.  Repairs are made utilizing similar products to maintain the basic appearance, with leather or paper generally made in the same period of the item(s) being restored.

The process performed by The History Shop includes—assessment of work to be accomplished based on how the document(s), book(s), map(s) will be used, handled and stored; adding moisture to brittle pages or documents; repairing tears, adding headbands, spine support, reattaching detached pages, adding end pages at the front and back of the respective book(s), and reattaching the book covers to the text.  The same process is used in the restoration of Bibles and other important and historical records. A written record and photographs (before and after) of work accomplished is maintained.

All chemicals and materials used in the restoration process meet acceptable archival standards.

Interested individuals may call for an appointment !!

We Offer FREE —   Estimates!!