Last year, more than 20 institutions around the Delaware Valley participated in Archives Month Philly, a celebration of archives, special collections and cultural institutions held annually in October. Events included a film screening at PhilaMOCA, behind-the-scenes tours at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts, a lantern slide salon at the Wagner Institute of Science, and even happy hour at the historic Trestle Inn. With October fast approaching, DVAG needs YOUR help to build an exciting calendar of events highlighting our collections and the work we do as archivists.
There are many ways to get involved and make this year’s program the best one yet. Interested in developing and/or hosting an event? Send us your ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re also looking for volunteers to serve as event liaisons and assist with publicity and web design. Archives Month Philly is a great way to get involved in the Greater Philadelphia archives community and share your passion for our region’s rich archival resources and institutions. Plus, it’s a lot of fun, if we don’t say so ourselves!
We look forward to hearing from you and don’t forget to mark your calendar for Archives Month Philly 2014!
— The Archives Month Philly team