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October is American Archives Month

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

 

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.

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 emily.squires@maryland.gov in advance to reserve your spot.

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Monday, October 23, 2017
POP UP HERITAGE Workshop
10:00- 11:30am
Out of the Shoe Box:  How to Improve Your Family Archive's Storage

Come talk to our professional conservation staff about the best ways to preserve your family treasures.  This free hands-on workshop will give a basic overview of the best ways to house, organize and handle your precious papers and photos.  We will have some practice materials ready for you to try out your new skills, and you can take home what you learn to apply to your own precious collections.  It's time to bring those memories "out of the shoe box"!  Practice materials will be provided. This program is free, but please email emily.squires@maryland.gov in advance to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Lunch and Learn at the Maryland State Archives
12:00 - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker, Austin Kibler
Conducting Research at the Archives:  How the presence and absence of records drives a historical argument

Austin Kibler is a Research Librarian at Williams and Connolly, LLP. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a MLIS and a MA in History. His thesis, “Maryland, the Marine Hospital Service, and the Medical Relief of Chesapeake Oyster Dredgers, 1870-1900,” looks at the important role played by newly professionalized bureaucracies in developing public policy through its examination of the creation of the MHS Relief Station at Solomons Island. His work also showed that policymakers viewed the Chesapeake Bay as an industrial space which influenced responses to the oyster dredgers’ health problems. Mr. Kibler will be sharing his triumphs and challenges in using Archives for scholarly research as he delves into the history of oystering in Maryland. Feel free to bring your lunch and your questions to this public event. This program is free, but please email emily.squires@maryland.gov in advance to reserve your spot.

Please note, all events at the Maryland State Archives require checking in with security in the lobby. All guests must be prepared to show a government photo ID prior to entry. Thank you!

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