OHSU

Archives Crawl

07/26/10  Portland, Ore.

OHSU Historical Collections & Archives announces Archives Month Activities

Join us for the first annual Oregon Archives Crawl October 2 and become a part of history!

You’ve heard of Pub Crawls, but have you ever heard of an Archives Crawl?

Neither had we, so archivists from the region have created one!

Everyone is invited to join us for the first annual Oregon Archives Crawl this October in celebration of Oregon Archives Month. Walk, bike, run, or crawl between four different downtown locations and learn what local archives have to offer researchers, students, genealogists, scholars, homeowners, history buffs, and the curious of any age. We have something for everyone, old and young, native Oregonian and visitor passing through, professional and novice.

Travel at your leisure between the Portland Archives and Records Center, the Portland State University Library, Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society. At each place you can tour the facilities and participate in activities that bring history to life. The Oregon Historical Society and the Multnomah County Central Library will also be hosting displays by other area archives including the Oregon Jewish Museum, Willamette University, Lewis & Clark College, the Oregon State University, the Mazamas and the Washington County Museum. Each location and participating organization will have family friendly activities throughout the day.

A free Archives Crawl “passport” will be issued to help you navigate the crawl. A fully stamped passport enters you in a raffle drawing at our After Party at the Oregon Historical Society, where there will be light refreshments, live music and a whole lot
of fun.

First Annual Oregon Archives Crawl
Saturday, October 2
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public
Starting at any of the following locations: Portland Archives &
Records Center, Portland State University Millar Library, Multnomah
County Central Library or the Oregon Historical Society.

The After Party hosted by the Oregon Historical Society
Saturday, October 2
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Free and Open to the Public
Enjoy fun, music, and raffle prizes!

An Oregon Days of Culture event

For more information, including a complete list of participating organizations: http://pdxarchivists.wordpress.com/

For questions contact Anne LeVant Prahl (curator@ojm.org / 503.226.3600)