Collection Care and Conservation Workshop

Preserve and Care for Your Personal Collection

Almost all fans of the game collect something to preserve our baseball memories and share them with friends and family. You may collect baseball cards, autographed baseballs, jerseys, photographs or programs.

Now you can learn from the experts at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum how to care for these special items and ensure that they are preserved for future generations of your family.

This workshop will give you the knowledge you need to care for your own collection, using the same techniques developed by the professionals who care for the collection in Cooperstown.

Hall of Fame Librarian Jim Gates gives VIP Experience guests a tour of the Museum’s Giamatti Research Center. The Hall of Fame Library houses more than three million documents. (Milo Stewart, Jr. / National Baseball Hall of Fame)

Workshop Overview

Participants will enjoy seeing artifacts and items from our Museum and Library Archive through several unique seminars outlining how we care for our collections – along with principles to assist you in caring for your baseball collection or other cherished items.

This one-of-a-kind experience also includes a Museum Archive Tour and a private catered dinner in the iconic Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery.

A Supporter Membership ($125 value) is also included with this package and features a great lineup of benefits, including: The Hall of Fame Yearbook, Almanac and a Memories and Dreams magazine subscription, along with discounts, free admission to the Museum and more.

Learn about our Collections and Archive. Care for Yours.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame’s archives preserve priceless treasures, memories, and artifacts from baseball’s past. This is your chance to be part of baseball’s history – to see, touch and experience the National Pastime in a new and exciting way.

We approach our responsibility to secure and share the history of our National Pastime with great passion and pride. And we know you do too. That’s why we are hopeful that you will join us for this unique experience.

It is through the lens of the collections at the Baseball Hall of Fame that you will learn principles and tips to care for your own collection.

By attending you are ensuring that you, your family, your friends and future generations will always have the chance to relive baseball’s greatest moments, and honor its most colorful figures, that make the game what it is today.


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Day 1

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Check-in
1:00 p.m. – Welcome and Introductions
1:30 p.m. – Why Do We Collect?
2:00 p.m. – Principles of Collections Care
2:30 p.m. – Break
2:40 p.m. – Shoebox Treasures Presentation
3:30 p.m. – Care of Photographs
4:00 p.m. – Archive Tour
5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
6:00 p.m. – Private Group Dinner in the Hall of Fame Plaque Gallery

Day 2

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Morning Welcome
9:30 a.m. – Care of Textiles
10:00 a.m. – Care of Baseball Cards
10:20 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – Care of Paper Documents
11:00 a.m. – Care of Baseballs
11:30 a.m. – Care of Bats, Gloves and Shoes
12:00 p.m. – Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. – Q&A Session
2:00 p.m. – Our Museum in Action Overview
2:15 p.m. – Identifying Archival Quality Products
3:00 p.m. – Event Wrap Up

2023 Dates

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The Collection Care and Conservation Workshop for 2023 will be held Sept. 22-23.

Book Your Experience

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The Collection Care and Conservation Workshop offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience and is a great get-away for individuals, couples and families, or a unique gift for a special baseball fan in your life.

Book your complete getaway – accommodations, experience package and more - via these accommodation options:

Cooperstown KOA Journey Campground (or call 1-800-562-3402)
The Inn at Cooperstown (or call 607-547-5756)
Landmark Inn (or call 607-547-7225)
The Otesaga (or call 607-547-9931)
Quality Inn Oneonta (or call 607-433-2250)
The White House Inn (or call 607-547-5054)

Book the Workshop - experience package ONLY - directly through the Hall of Fame by calling 607-547-0249 or via email.

• Individual ($350)
• Couple/Pair ($650)

A limited number of spots are available for this unique experience. Book via our accommodation partners or directly through the Hall of Fame today.

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