Maureen Taylor brings The Photo Detective Seminar to The Theater on Saturday, October 24, 2015. All are welcome to this free event! Sessions are:

9:30-10:30 a.m. "Identifying and Dating Family Photographs"

Audiences love this interactive lecture on discovering who’s who in their family pictures. They’ll learn 10 easy steps for naming those unidentified pictures tucked away in shoeboxes.


11 a.m.-Noon. "Buns, Beards, Bodices and Bustles: Understanding Ancestors through Clothing"

  • Ancestral fashions and the industry that produced them left behind a fascinating legacy of images and information.
  • Paris fashion in America: north, south, east and west interpretations
  • Fashion icons from Charles Dickens to stage star Lillie Langtry
  • Fashion foibles and practical pastimes: how our ancestors designed and hand-crafted accessories.
  • What’s old is new and what’s new is old? Repeating fashion trends and how to read the clues
  • Labor records relating to hat, hair and accessory factories and home-work

2-3 p.m. "Google Images and Beyond"

Add new photographs to your family album by learning a few basic search techniques. A single photo can connect you to new genealogical data and a network of information.


3:30-4:30 p.m. "Eight Steps to Preserving Your Family Photographs"

Photo preservation basics from storage to labeling and everything in-between. Each step includes low-cost solutions that won’t bust your budget.


Reserve your spot by calling 260-421-1225 or sending us an email.


Maureen is also available for private, paid Consultations on Friday, October 23, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. You must pre-register for these Consultations at her special event rate through her Eventbrite site