History

September 30, 2013

Third Annual Sacramento Archives Crawl

Local archives, libraries to open their special collections to the public.

The third annual Sacramento Archives Crawl will be a must for local history and preservation enthusiasts. On Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., participants are invited to wind their way among four host archives in Sacramento, collecting stamps in their Archives Crawl passports as they view collections from two dozen area archives, observe expert preservation demonstrations, speak with archivists and go on special behind-the-scenes tours. The event is free and open to the public.

“A Passion to Preserve” is this year’s theme, so the expanded crawl will include a preservation fair in the Tsakopoulos Library Galleria at Central Library. Several vendors will demonstrate basic preservation techniques for everything from photographs to rare books. In addition, visitors can check out the Ask an Archivist station and enter free drawings for preservation supplies and California history goodies.

Crawlers can travel by foot, car or even a 1958 Sacramento Transit Authority bus, which will make stops every half hour at each host location. Those who visit at least three of the four host sites will take home a set of limited-edition commemorative coasters featuring images of well-preserved treasures from participating archives.

For a complete list of participating institutions and all the details, visit http://sacarchivescrawl.blogspot.com.

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