Tuesday, September 12, 2017

2017 Archives and Libraries

This year, nearly two dozen area archives will be set up across the four host locations:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
El Dorado County Historical Museum
Folsom Historical Society
Lavender Library, Archive, and Cultural Exchange
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Gold Rush Research Library
Old City Cemetery Committee
Root Cellar – Sacramento Genealogical Society Library
Sacramento City College Special Collections

California State Library (900 N Street)
California State Parks Archives
California State University, Chico
University of California, Davis

Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd)
Congregation B’nai Israel Archives
Placer County Archives & Research Center
Sacramento River Delta Historical Society
Yolo County Archives

Sacramento Public Library, Sacramento Room (828 I Street)
California State Railroad Museum Library
California State University, Sacramento
San Joaquin Historical Society & Museum
West Sacramento Historical Society
Cox Black & White Photo Lab

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Share the 2017 Poster

Archives Crawl is just three short months away and we are happy to present our 2017 poster!  Feel free to share the poster, and look for more details on this blog as the event nears.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2017 Theme: "It Came from the Archives?!"

The 2017 Sacramento Archives Crawl will feature weird, wacky and wonderful oddities from area archives on the theme of "It Came from the Archives?!" Crawlers can expect to see rarely-viewed treasures on this theme from the collections over two dozen archives. Preview displays and share the Archives Crawl event with friends on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sacarchivescrawl.

"Satisfied customers emerge from California Junior Museums Animal Lending Library," ca. 1955. From the Special Collections of Sacramento Public Library.

Friday, September 30, 2016

How to Crawl

The 2016 Sacramento Archives Crawl will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8.  Here's what you need to know to have a great crawl:
Where to Begin
You can begin at any one of our four host locations, where you will pick up your passport:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
California State Library (900 N Street)
Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd)
Sacramento Public Library (Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Central Library, 828 I Street)
How to Get Around
Whether you decide to make your way between sites by foot, car or shuttle (or some combination thereof), we have you covered.  Our free parking options and shuttle schedule are the same as the previous two years and can be found here: Transportation and Parking Options.

How to Take Part in the Scavenger Hunt
This year we will be offering a scavenger hunt for students in grades K-12 and adults.  Your passport will include the hunt questions and instructions. Learn more here: Scavenger hunt for all ages.

How to Enter the Free Prize Drawings
Enter to win at Central Library. Prizes this year include several subscriptions through Ancestry.com, a Minelab gold panning kit, a package from Lagunitas Brewing Company (for ages 21 and up), and a big gift box of archival goodies.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2016 Crawl Passport

The 2016 Sacramento Archives Crawl passport is now available to preview online (PDF linked in image below).  It contains a map, location information, a shuttle schedule and more.  You'll pick up a passport at the first host location you visit, and you can visit them in any order!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Scavenger hunt for all ages

Back by popular demand, this year's Great Archives Crawl Scavenger Hunt will be open to all ages. Once again, participants will answer questions about documents and artifacts on display at all four host locations. Students (K-12) who successfully complete the scavenger hunt will be entered to win a Chromebook (Acer Chromebook R11) sponsored by Yellow Cab of Sacramento.  One Chromebook will go to K-5 students and the other to students in grades 6-12. Hunt details and questions will be included in the passports.
An Honorary Archivist sticker will go to everyone who completes the scavenger hunt.

Yellow Cab of Sacramento has sponsored Chromebook prizes for K-5 and 6-12 grade students.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Coasters feature "Thirst for History" theme

Crawlers who visit at least three of the four host locations will take home a set of four collectible coasters, and this year's set features images on the theme of "A Thirst for History."