Sunday, October 12, 2008

Washington State Archives Celebrates Archives Month

The Washington State Archives is celebrating Archives Month all over the Evergreen State during the month of October. "...[T]hrough a series of free public workshops and seminars, the State Archives reveals how historic documents can shed on people’s home lives – from the actual structure they live in, to their family lineage, to the state they call home...'At Home in the Archives' [is] an entire 31 days dedicated to better understanding historical records, how to preserve them, and how to use them to better understand the key aspects of everyday life."

A calendar of events for the entire state can be found here. Although the month is nearly half over, there are still upcoming events in our area that will prove interesting to those who wish to learn more about local history and archives:

  • WHEN: Saturday, October 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Research Library & Archives and Spokane Public Library Northwest Room
    DETAILS: Learn how to research your home's history at a fun Saturday workshop. Sessions are led by staff from the Spokane Public Library's Northwest Room and the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Research Library & Archives. Space is limited to 15 and pre-registration is required. Workshop fee: $30 for Museum members, $35 for non-members.
    INFORMATION and REGISTRATION: Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture Research Library & Archives, 456-393
  • The Basics of Archives
    WHEN: Tuesday, October 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    WHERE: Washington State Digital Archives, Cheney
    DETAILS: If you work or volunteer in an organization that deals with historical records - whether it's a museum, historic house, city clerk's office, the library's local history room, or a historic site - and are not a trained archivist, you will want to take this FREE workshop at the location nearest you.
    INFORMATION and REGISTRATION: Brochure for details and registration.

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