On October 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., special collections and archives from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen treasures for the 2nd annual Sacramento Archives Crawl. Participants will tour among four host locations (California State Archives, California State Library, Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library's Sacramento Room), viewing displays from more than twenty archives, talking with archivists, and going on behind-the-scenes tours (State Archives and Center for Sacramento History).
This year's crawl theme is Building Sacramento, Building Communities. Items on display will include drawings and early photos of the State Capitol (California State Archives), watercolors from Gladding McBean ceramics company (California State Library), Tower Records memorabilia (Center for Sacramento History) and historic maps showing the growth of Sacramento from pre-Gold Rush days to the 1970s (Sacramento Room).
Guests can visit the locations in any order and will be issued a crawl passport at their first stop. Those who visit at least three host locations will take home a set of limited-edition commemorative coasters with images of Sacramento landmarks.
What: Sacramento Archives Crawl
When: October 6, 2012, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: California State Archives (1020 O Street), California State Library (900 N Street), Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.), and Sacramento Room, Central Library (828 I Street)
For more info: http://sacarchivescrawl.blogspot.com/
PHOTO CREDIT: Sacramento Archives Crawl at the Sacramento Room, Central Library (828 I Street), October 1, 2011. Photograph by Amanda Graham