“Santa Monica: Preservation of a Regional History,” a free public workshop, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26 in the Martin Luther King Auditorium of the Santa Monica Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

The workshop will discuss the preservation of regional history through local resources including the library’s digital collections archive Imagine Santa Monica and the Santa Monica History Museum Collections.

The program is an opportunity to present an overview of both the library and museum collections and to highlight the city history museum’s opening in its new location at 1350 Seventh St. on the library campus.

Both collections have a wealth of materials including photographs, maps, documents, letters and ephemera which preserve the history of the Santa Monica Bay area including the city of Santa Monica and surrounding communities such as Pacific Palisades, Venice and Malibu, a library spokesman said.

Information, (310) 458-8600, or www.smpl.org.