Sunday, September 16, 2012

2nd Annual Sacramento Archives Crawl

In a press release dated September 4, 2012, details were provided about "Rarely-Seen Historic Treasures on Special Display for [the] 2nd Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on October 6".

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 4, 2012) – In celebration of National Archives Month this October, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 2nd Annual “Sacramento Archives Crawl” on Saturday, October 6. Free and open to the public, the theme for the event this year is Building Sacramento, Building Communities and crawl participants can expect to see a wide range of historic materials documenting the growth of the region. Showcasing historic treasures from twenty-two Northern California institutions, special artifacts will be on display at four host locations including the California State Archives, the California State Library, the Center for Sacramento History, and the Sacramento Public Library. Due to the popularity of the first-year effort in 2011, “Sacramento Archives Crawl” event hours are expanded this year to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Read entire press release for more details.

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society will once again participate as an exhibitor at the Sacramento Archives Crawl.  Sammie Hudgens, Library Chairperson, will lead a delegation of members staffing the exhibit and orienting "crawlers" to the Root Cellar Genealogical Library located at the California State Archives, 4th floor.   The Library contains over 5,000 volumes from nearly every state and many countries.  There are more than 150 books on California alone, including the 1890 Great Registers for the whole state, gold rush history and northern California county histories. Also available for reading and purchase are several publications containing data that Root Cellar members have extracted from local records held at the Center for Sacramento History on subjects including coroner's records, state militia, state prison convicts and cemeteries.

Press release submitted by Pat Johnson
posted by Denise H. Richmond

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