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3rd Annual Oregon Archives Crawl, October 6, 2012

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Mark your calendars, make new friends, learn new research skills at the:

Third Annual Oregon Archives Crawl
Saturday, October 6, 2012
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public

This year the archivists are paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of Oregon women winning the right to vote by highlighting women in history. 

There is also an After-Party. Wowsers: For more information and a complete list of participants check out the Archives Crawl post at the PDX Archivists website.

A few more details, from the archivists:

Join us in crawling through downtown Portland, where you can participate with over 25 archives and heritage organizations in getting in touch with history and having fun doing it! Start your journey through Oregon’s past by visiting the four host locations: Portland Archives and Records Center, Portland State University Millar Library, Multnomah County Central Library and the Oregon Historical Society.  At each site you’ll encounter archivists, historians and other representatives from organizations that devote their time to preserving the past so that it will be available for you and future generations to use.  Not only will you get to visit the archives of the four host locations, but the other organizations will be bringing some of their “stuff” for you to see!

Celebrate women; celebrate archives!

This year we are paying tribute to the 100th anniversary of Oregon women winning the right to vote by highlighting women in history.  Through the crawl, you will learn about the contributions and impact of women on Oregon politics, health, education, culture and more.  Attend a presentation; learn some tricks for preserving and researching your family’s history; peruse old photos, maps and documents; or take a behind-the-scenes tour to see where all this history is stored.

To help guide the way, make sure you pick up a free “passport” listing all of the participating organizations at any of the 4 host locations. Remember to get a stamp at each of the locations so you can be entered into the prize drawing which will take place at the After Party at McMenamins’ Al’s Den at the Crystal Hotel. Come for your chance to enter the drawing and stay to enjoy McMenamins’ food and beer and the company of your fellow crawlers and local archivists. The After Party is free to everyone, with food and drink available for purchase.