October 2017 Events Schedule
Celebrate American Archives Month this October with us. Please note that all events unless otherwise noted, are located at the Maryland Archives building at 350 Rowe Blvd. Most events require pre-registration, as detailed below. Once you arrive at the Archives, you'll need to checkin with security in the lobby. All guests of the Archives must be prepared to show a government photo ID prior to entry. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you! Directions to the Archives
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Social Media Event: Twitter
Follow the Maryland State Archives on social media during the Society of American Archivists' #AskAnArchivist Day. Our staff will be sharing fun facts and behind-the-scenes information all day long on Twitter @mdarchives!
Friday, October 6, 2017
Brick Wall Session
10:00 - 12:30pm
Free, one-on-one meetings with professional genealogists! This is an excellent opportunity for genealogists and researchers to sign up for a consultation with one of our genealogical professionals who will help you break through your brick walls. Fill in a gap in your family tree with this free session. Click here to sign up!
Monday, October 9, 2017
Legacy of Slavery in Maryland Program Open House
2:00 - 4:00pm
The Maryland State Archives and The College of Information Studies, University of Maryland invite you to attend the launch of a joint project supporting the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program. Staff members of the Archives' Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland Program will be on hand, with faculty and students from the University's Digital and Cultural Innovation Center to discuss, demonstrate and share the powerful online tools for research of slavery in Maryland. This is a free program, open to the public but registration is required. Please click here to register in advance.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Electronic Records Day - Council of State Archivists Free Webinar
Where do your electronic records live? Payroll and accounting systems, HR systems, building and permitting systems, and myriad other applications all play a role in the lifecycle of your records. So how do you manage those records for security, retention and access in systems that were never designed to serve as long-term repositories? Furthermore, how can your government organization make informed decisions when looking at future software needs? For Electronic Records Day this year join the Council of State Archivists in a webinar that asks “What about the records?” Topics will include evaluating information systems before they are purchased and how to deal with existing systems that already hold record content. This webinar will take place on Tuesday, October 10th 2017 at 3PM EST. Register for the webinar
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Lunch and Learn at the Maryland State Archives
12:00 - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker, John Emond
Civil War Voices from the National Archives and Personal Collections
John Emond, an antique collector and retired NASA program manager, will give a presentation on letters and documents written about and by Civil War soldiers, both Union and Confederate using their "voices". The voices are dramatic, humorous, and poignant, and include several Maryland letters written by soldiers and civilians. Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions to this public event. This program is free, but please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve your spot.