Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Archives Month

October is Archives Month here in NYS. It's a very special year for the New York State Archives. It is the 30th anniversary of the Archives, and the 20th anniversary of the Documentary Heritage Program! The heritage, culture and wealth of history we New Yorkers share exists in the historical documents, photographs and artifacts that places such as archives, historical societies, libraries, and museums collect and make available.
Over the past several years different organizations have celebrated Archives Month in a variety of ways, both big and small. Types of activities have included:
  • Displays & Exhibits
  • Dinners, Banquets, & Awards Presentations
  • Family History or Genealogy Days
  • Lectures, Film or Slide Shows
  • Open Houses or Special Tours.

The Upstate History Alliance builds the capacity of upstate history organizations to use history to engage the public in shaping their communities. A wealth of information about workshops, grants, and celebrations can be found at their website of www.upstatehistory.org. This website also includes links to all member websites; primarily these are historical societies and museums. Check them out!

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