Oregon's 2nd Annual Archives Crawl
Here's a simple reminder that the 2nd annual Oregon Archives Crawl is happening on October 15th, which is just around the corner. Check out the Web site for a list of participanting Archives (including yours truly), venues and locations, and After-Party details. This year the party will be held at McMenamins Mission Theatre and Pub and will feature live music, food and drink and a raffle. Anything else you might want to know about the event is just a click away.
Me and Ian Terrell setting up for last year's Crawl.
Oh! And I can't forget to say that the Crawl is FREE and there's no need to register and it'll be really fun. Thirty-three institutions have signed up to host tables that will be full of informative and fascinating things to see and to do. At your first location (yes, you can start anywhere), pick up a passport, get it stamped at each destination and win a chance at one of our fabulous prizes that will be raffled at the After-Party. The passport has a map so you can't possibly get lost.
This is a kid friendly event and activities are being planned at each venue for old and young alike. Portland can be lovely on an October day and "crawling" through downtown Portland to Portland State University, the Portland City Archives, the Oregon Historical Society and the downtown branch of the Multnomah County Library can be a great way to spend the day with friends and family or meet some new friends or, if you prefer, take a stroll on a solo tour through history.
The Beaver Archivist posing with my head and heart, 2010.
Come see what I'll have in store for you to handle at this year's Crawl.