Bob Wascou forwards info on this weekend s crawl -- a rare opportunity to see special Sacramento collections set up for this day. Bob went last year and was
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, Oct 3, 2012
Bob Wascou forwards info on this weekend's crawl -- a rare opportunity to see special Sacramento collections set up for this day. Bob went last year and was impressed with what he saw.
And the following week will be Family History Day at the State Archives, where we'll have a booth and Victoria Fisch will be among the speakers.
Sacramento Archives Crawl 2012
October 6, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Center for Sacramento History
551 Sequoia Pacific Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95811-0229
Please join us Saturday, October 6th for the 2nd annual Sacramento Archives Crawl
In celebration of National Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely seen holdings for the public in the 2nd Annual "Building Sacramento/Building Communities: Sacramento Archives Crawl." Historic treasures from over twenty Northern California institutions will be on display at four downtown host locations - the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library.
Participants will "crawl" between four host locations, all located within downtown Sacramento. At the four locations, the public can view archival collections on display and take behind-the-scenes tours. In addition, representatives from other archives and special collections libraries will be at the host locations to discuss their archival collections - historic photographs, rare books, historic artifacts - and answer questions about how to connect with local history resources.
Archives Crawl Passports will be given to guests as they visit the host institutions. The passport provides a map of the event and information about the participating archives and special collection libraries. Event attendees who get their passport stamped at three of the four host sites will be given a set of limited-edition commemorative coasters. The coasters honor the pub crawl theme by featuring reproductions of the city's architectural icons.