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September 26, 2012
Archives Crawl will open the door to Sacramento's past

Bringing the past to the present is what archivists do best. Their skills will shine in October, which is American Archives Month, a nationwide celebration to "raise awareness of the value of archives."

Here in Sacramento, four downtown venues will be part of Sacramento's second annual Archives Crawl, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. The theme is "Building Sacramento/Building Communities."

Rare photo and text collections, correspondence, and "a treasure trove" of other historical archives will be on display at the venues. This will be a rare chance to get up close and personal with our area's history, and find some surprises during behind-the-scenes tours.

Archival displays and tours will be at California State Library (900 N St.), California State Archives (1020 O St.), Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.) and the Sacramento Room at the Sacramento Central Library (828 I St.).

Part of the Archives Crawl includes a passport (available at all venues), to be stamped at the four sites. Visit three of the four sites and receive a set of limited-edition coasters with images of the Tower Bridge, the Capitol, Sutter's Fort and Memorial Auditorium.

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