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It’s VHS, Hi-8, Mini-DV Rescue Day Saturday As Experts At This Museum Will Fix Your Old Tapes

You can also watch your old tapes during Home Video Day at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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CHICAGO — You can sit back and take in some old home movies from people throughout Chicago at the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Home Video Day on Saturday.

Attendees can bring VHS, VHS-C, Hi-8, Video 8 and Mini-DV cassettes to the museum, where a team of inspectors will be available to repair tapes and ensure they can be played. The experts also will answer questions about caring for tapes and digitizing them.

Attendees can also play up to five minutes of a tape for everyone to see. They can cue it up or let it play at random, and attendees will be able to introduce their home movies or narrate what happens.

Home Movie Day is noon-4 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave. The event is free and there will be snacks.