We’ve said it a few times, but we’ll say it again: please join us tomorrow, Friday, October 22nd at the S. Dillon Ripley Center’s concourse for the first-ever Smithsonian Archives Fair! Tomorrow, from 10 am to 5 pm Smithsonian archivists, librarians, museum specialists, and conservators will highlight the vast collections of archival and historical records at the Smithsonian. In addition to informational displays from over a dozen Smithsonian archives, there will be a lecture series (see the schedule and speakers here) and an “Ask the Smithsonian” event featuring hands-on consultations and preservation tips from Smithsonian experts who will teach fair attendees how to care for items they have tucked away in attics, closets, and basements of their homes. Our director, Anne Van Camp, spoke with Fox 5 Local News earlier this week about the Fair:
For those of you unable to attend the Fair in person, there will be a live webcast on the Archives Month website. Here are details and directions—we hope to see you tomorrow!
Friday, Oct 22, 2010, 10:00am-5pm
S. Dillon Ripley Center, on the National Mall 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW
Enter the copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive between theSmithsonian Castle and the Freer Gallery of Art, proceed downstairs to concourse level
Metro station: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
Admission: Free and open to the public