The 2nd annual Oregon Archives Crawl takes place Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Crawlers can tour some of the facilities and get a glimpse of where all these treasures are stored, see how Portland has changed over the years through photos and maps, and touch artifacts ranging from police dockets dating back to the late 1800s to medical artifacts from OHSU (maybe even a skull).
Pick up your free “passport” at any host location, and make sure to get stamps as you crawl from site to site.
At each site also hosts other participating local archives and heritage organizations. Over 30 organizations are participating in this year’s Archives Crawl, including Oregon Health and Sciences University, theGenealogical Forum of Oregon Library, Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, the Multnomah County Records Program and the Dill Pickle Club.
The archive crawl runs from 10am to 3pm 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 Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan) 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 3:30pm to 6pm and is open and free to the public – but bring money for McMenamins’ food and beer!