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Family Heirloom Photography Project

Project Heirloom is a project created by Elaine Melko and Frances de Pontes Peebles in 2017. Project Heirloom is ongoing work, with the intention of showing the beauty and complexity of our country, and an attempt to trace the journeys—whether recent or long past—that brought us here and made us all Americans. Photograhed by Elaine and written by Frances captures immigration stories through objects that have meaning to the families history.

Special Event:

Sunday, February 23 | 2-3 p.m.

Join Project Heirloom co-founder & photographer Elaine Melko as she discusses how and why she and author Frances de Pontes Peebles created a project that documents the journeys of American families. Bring an heirloom to be photographed.

Artist: Elaine Melko and Frances de Pontes Peebles

Runs: February

Interested in Displaying Your Artwork?

Artists interested in exhibiting their artwork in the Library's 3rd Floor Franklin Gallery should contact Diane Winberg at 847-663-1234.