October is American Archives Month and here in Oregon we celebrate archives, special collections, and heritage organizations in a variety of ways. Our goal is to raise public awareness of the historical resources available in our state and highlighting their importance to everyone, including how the public can access the collections. The celebrations change from year to year, but you can expect to find behind-the-scenes tours of archives, historical exhibits, and family friendly events. Included in the roster of events is the ever-popular Oregon Archives Crawl. The Crawl is moving from an annual event to an every-other-year event in order to allow organizations the opportunity to focus on the many creative ways of celebrating Archives Month.
Whether you are a student, local history buff, genealogist, vintage photo lover, seasoned researcher, or just someone interested in knowing what the region holds in its archives, Archives Month is an excellent opportunity to support history, learn something you didn’t know, and above all, have fun!
Find out about past Archives Month Events here.