Help with my new 100+ yr old blanket
December 26, 2005 4:14 PM Subscribe
Help with my new 100+ yr old blanket.
posted by jdl to home & garden (5 answers total)
In 1883 my great (x3) grandfather moved his family from Washington Court House, OH back to his wife's native Gettysburg, PA. He and his family and their pigs and cattle traveled by horse and wagon.
A wooden trunk that traveled with them was given to my mother's sister by their grandmother sometime in the 1980s.
I've become the family genealogist, so for Christmas my aunt gave me the horse blanket that was in that wooden trunk. It's in perfect shape, with one bit of visible mending.
I'm seeking advice on how to store this blanket. I'd love to be able to show it off, but that may have to wait until I live in something bigger than my current condo. I have a cedar chest, is putting it in there sufficient? Or does anyone have a creative way to preserve it, but also show it? I'm totally thrilled to have this and want to make sure it lasts another 100 years.