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Archives Month provides an opportunity to engage local communities in exploring Alabama’s heritage and culture through historical documents, photographs, maps, and artifacts.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 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: www.archives.alabama.gov.

    Created: September 27, 2007
    Alabama Department of Archives & History
    624 Washington Avenue
    Montgomery, Alabama 36130-0100
    Phone: (334) 242-4435
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