It’s like Halloween for History!

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Fall is upon us. Temperatures are dropping (into the 80’s), leaves are turning brown, and Archives Month is just around the corner. And of course that means that the Oregon Archives Crawl is also almost here.

On October 18th, from 10am until 3pm, you can take a few short walks and visit with representatives of thirty organizations in three locations just waiting to provide you with history and archives goodies! Over the next five weeks this blog will share all sorts of information about the crawl and its participants.

The key to a successful crawl isn’t the archives and history organizations; it’s the crawlers. Archives and history aren’t just for certain groups. They enrich all of our lives, allowing us to connect to our past and to each other in powerful ways. So get out there and get some for yourselves!

We’re all looking forward to seeing you on the 18th!

Save the Date!

Making plans for the summer and fall?

Put the 4th annual Oregon Archives Crawl on your calendar now.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10am to 3pm

Visit all three locations – Multnomah County Central Library, Oregon Historical Society, and Portland Archives and Records Center.  Meet real, live archivists representing over thirty Oregon archives and cultural organizations. See fabulous examples from their varied collections. Take tours and attend special programs. Enjoy a day of fun celebrating Oregon Archives Month with activities and events for all ages.

Keep your eyes open for details about participants and programs later in the summer. For more information, visit or contact Terry Baxter at

We all can’t wait to hook you up with history!