Saturday, October 1, 2011
In addition to the blogathon, the Smithsonian will be celebrating Archives Month with various activities, including an Archives Fair and a Facebook Q&A with Smithsonian archivists and conservationists. The Archives Fair will be held on Friday, October 14th from 9 am to 5 pm at the S. Dillon Ripley Center on the National Mall, and will include lectures, informational tables, as well as an “Ask the Smithsonian” event in which visitors can bring in archival items for review by Smithsonian experts (see details and a link to reserve free tickets to the “Ask the Smithsonian” portion of the event here [http://www.aaa.si.edu/archivesmonth]).
If you can’t attend the Archives Fair, we will be live streaming the lectures on the Archives Month website [http://www.aaa.si.edu/archivesmonth], and we also invite you to bring your archival questions to Facebook on Wednesday, October 12th from 10 am to 5 pm, when Smithsonian experts will be on hand to answer your questions live on the Smithsonian Institution Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/SmithsonianInstitution].
During this month, we hope to convey the value of archives and inspire you to learn more about the amazing and diverse collections in the Smithsonian!
Anacostia Community Museum Archives