The 3rd annual Oregon Archives Crawl takes place Saturday, October 6, 2012.
Crawlers begin at any of the four host locations: Portland Archives and Records Center, the Portland State University Millar Library, Multnomah County Central Library or 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!
Pick up your free “passport” at any host location, and make sure to get stamps as you crawl from site to site.
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.
At each site also hosts other participating local archives and heritage organizations. Over two dozen organizations are participating in this year’s Archives Crawl, including the Lewis and Clark College Watzek Library, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, the Multnomah County Records Program, the Portland Police Historical Society, and more.
The archive crawl runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in history is welcome at the archive crawl – you don’t have to be a history scholar.
Bring your fully stamped passport with you to the After Party at the Al’s Den at McMenamin’s Crystal Hotel (303 SW 12th) and enter a drawing for items donated by participating organizations. Relax and chat with archivists, historians, and you fellow history buffs while enjoying live music. The party runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open and free to the public – but bring money for McMenamins’ food and beer!