Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Indiana: scrapbooking workshop at Paynetown SRA, Sept. 12

Monroe Lake is hosting a Family Heritage Scrapbooking Workshop on Monday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. at Paynetown State Recreation Area as part of Salt Creek Valley History Week, a celebration of Salt Creek Valley’s past.

This three-hour workshop will cover best practices for preserving and sharing family photos, heirlooms, and other historical documents. This event includes basic tips on scrapbook page making, archival considerations, balancing originals against copies of photos, layout and page design, color choices, cropping techniques, choosing adhesives, and other considerations. Digital scrapbooking options will be discussed.

Participants will also complete at least two memory scrapbook pages of their own. The $15 workshop fee includes four 12 x 12-inch base papers (two with print design), six 8 ½ x 10-inch solid color mat-décor sheets, two black journaling pens, two plastic page protectors, one roll of adhesive dispenser, photo mounting corners (for use with original photos), and a poster board to create a smooth tabletop work surface. All materials will be archival-quality and acid-free.

The workshop will be presented by Susan Snider Salmon, an experienced genealogist and a genealogy instructor for the Ivy Tech Center for Lifelong Learning. Space is limited to 12 people and restricted to ages 16 and older. Advance registration is required at by Aug. 26.

For information on other programs being offered during Salt Creek Valley History Week, which runs from Sept. 10 to 16, see

Questions should be directed to the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967 or email Jill Vance at

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Media contact: Jill Vance, interpretive naturalist, Paynetown Activity Center at Monroe Lake, 812-837-9967,