Preservation on the Fast Track
by Kyle Jansson
Most heritage organizations preserve objects, documents and buildings for the long term, but also sometimes need to make fast decisions about how to do that. One organization is facing that dilemma this week and is looking for professional advice.
The item in question is a wagon wheel that was found submerged in a river in eastern Oregon. Approximately three feet in diameter, it has wood spokes with metal around the outer wheel.