Tuesday, October 3, 2017

How to Crawl

The 2017 Sacramento Archives Crawl will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 7.  Here is everything you'll need to get started:
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, bike, car or shuttle (or some combination thereof), we have you covered.  Parking and shuttle options can be found here: Transportation and Parking Options

How to Take Part in the Scavenger Hunt
This year we will once again be offering a scavenger hunt for students in grades K-12 and adults, thanks to Yellow Cab of Sacramento.  Your passport will include the hunt questions and instructions. Nine winners will take home a Samsung Tab 4 Nook.

Transportation and Parking

There are a number of ways to crawl from location to location on Saturday:

California State Archives (1020 O Street)
California State Library (900 N Street)
Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.)
Central Library (828 I Street)

Driving: Free parking is available at the Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.). The California State Library (900 N Street) is within easy walking distance of the California State Archives. Convenient street and garage parking is available at many locations downtown for a fee.

Walking: The California State Archives (1020 O Street) and California State Library (900 N Street) are within easy walking distance of one another. The Central Library (828 I Street) is 1/2 mile from the State Archives and State Library.

Bike: All locations now offer bike racks within a block - these are limited in availability.

Bus: Crawlers can also choose to travel aboard a bus that conveniently departs every 15 minutes from each location. Click on the image below to view the bus stop locations and schedule.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weird and Wacky Coasters

Visit at least three of the four host locations on Oct. 7, and you'll take home this set of commemorative (and limited-edition) coasters.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Scavenger Hunt for All Ages

Yellow Cab of Sacramento will once again be sponsoring this year's Archives Crawl History Scavenger Hunt. Open to all ages, participants will answer questions about documents and artifacts on display at all four host locations. All who successfully complete the scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a Samsung Tab 4 Nook. Three Nooks will go to K-5 grade students, three to 6-12 grade students, and three to adult participants. Hunt details and questions will be included in the passports the day of the event. Thank you, Yellow Cab of Sacramento!

Yellow Cab will be awarding nine Samsung Tab 4 Nooks.

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.