If you have artifacts from the Arnold Expedition that are made of metal, the Maine Historic Preservation Commission will conserve these for you at no cost. In an effort to preserve artifacts from the expedition, the MHPC wants to be sure that even items in private hands get the best preservation treatment available. This includes soaking in a special bath that neutralizes chemical reactions that occur in old metals. After a few other processes including photographing and measuring, the items are coated in a light wax to prevent future corrosion.
Once conserved, the items will be returned to their owners in a condition that best ensures they have a long life (the artifacts not the owners). If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please message us using the form on our Contact Page.