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  • Amos J Wright
    CELEBRATE AMERICAN ARCHIVES MONTH AND ALABAMA ARCHIVES WEEK October is American Archives Month. The Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) is
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 13, 2007
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      ALMONTGO Digest, Vol 2, Issue 43


      CELEBRATE AMERICAN ARCHIVES MONTH
      AND ALABAMA ARCHIVES WEEK


      October is American Archives Month. The Alabama Department of Archives and
      History (ADAH) is joining the Society of Alabama Archivists and archives
      across Alabama to celebrate the role of the archives in preserving history.
      Activities are planned for the week of October 15 - 20, at the Alabama
      Department of Archives and History (ADAH).

      Archives Month provides an opportunity to engage  local communities in
      exploring Alabama's  heritage and culture through historical documents,
      photographs, maps, and artifacts. The week long celebration at ADAH will
      feature exhibits, lectures, and workshops to demonstrate how you can be
      involved in preserving history.

      October 15   10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. How to Create Your 4th Grade Alabama
      History Notebook, $15 per family to be paid upon arrival. Winning entries
      from ADAH's "Alabama History Time Line" poster contest for 4th-grade
      students will be displayed on ADAH's web site and in the Children's Gallery.

      October 16   Debut of Digital Collections on ADAH's web site

      October 17   Noon - 1:00 p.m. Archives Treasures  Learn more about rare
      treasures in the Archives' collection. 1 :00 - 3:00 p.m. Family Treasures
      Bring your family heirlooms for identification and preservation tips from
      Archives staff.

      October 18    Noon - 12:50 p.m.  ArchiTreats: Food for Thought presentation
      "You Can't Get There from Here: Alabama Maps and Travel"  by Nancy M. Rohr.

      October 20   "How To" Workshops, concurrent workshops "How to Preserve
      Family Papers, Books and Photographs" by Linda Overman, ADAH  Registrar and
      Conservation Officer and  "How to Preserve Family Textiles" by Bob Cason,
      ADAH Curator of Collections.

      October 20   Noon Special activities to thank the volunteers from across
      Alabama who helped prepare 7.425 million Alabama records for preservation on
      microfilm.

      Workshop registration fee is $15 or $10 for Friends of Alabama Archives
      members.  All other events are free.  All events take place at the Alabama
      Department of Archives and History. For more information  visit the ADAH
      website or call (334) 242-4363.
      www.archives.alabama.gov



      Sherrie Hamil
      Education Curator
      Alabama Department of Archives and History
      624 Washington Avenue
      P O Box 300100
      Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
      (334)353-4712









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