Monday, October 19, 2020

Week 4: The 2020 Sacramento Archives Crawl

Welcome to another week of archival magic! Here's the lineup through Sunday... 

(Watch Now!) Monday, October 19. Since 1990, Cox Black and White Lab has been one of the Sacramento Region's most trusted authorities in the realm of guarding your most cherished heritage treasures. This terrific overview provides a series of archival best practices for extending the meaningful life of your family's photographs, film and ephemera. Visit Katherine and Jeff for expert guidance in media restoration, protection and/or digitization.

(Watch Now!) Tuesday, October 20. We go back to the Yolo County Archives for a cool look at various holdings that reflect two centuries of "Anniversaries and Celebrations" in (and around) Yolo. "Votes for Women!," Yolo's presence in the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the robust heritage of Winter's Japanese American community, and Esparto's abiding love for the power of agriculture via its Almond Festival are highlights! The music's really good, too. 

(Watch Now!) Wednesday, October 21. The Rocklin Historical Society shares a beautifully serene flight around and into the Old St. Mary's Chapel, the site of centuries of weddings, christenings and other events worthy of celebration. Over 130-years-old, the chapel is a centerpiece of Rocklin's Historic Quarry District. Nice drone work on this production. 

(Watch Now!) Thursday, October 22. The County of El Dorado Historical Museum is back with two informative documentaries. We start our day with "Green Gold: A History of Logging in El Dorado County," which provides us with a window into what the region did to sustain itself when "mining the miners" was no longer an option. A film on the California Gold Rush's and the discovery of gold at Coloma will wrap up our day.

(Watch Now!) Friday, October 23. The California State Archives and their conservator, Juan Ramos, are back to share two educational videos on the "Tools of Preservation" and "Paper Damage and Preservation." We're lucky to have such a source on best practices in the realms of preservation and conservation.

(Watch Now!) Saturday, October 24. At 11:00 am went live to the Center for Sacramento History for an exclusive look-in at this wonderful hub of historical wonder with archivists Staci Cox and Kim Hayden. They provided a great overview of the Sacramento's "Days of 49" celebration and the many connected items that are in CSH's possession:

(Watch Now!) Sunday, October 25. We take a return trip to the California State Railroad Museum Library with a deeper dive into one of the most unique and truly enjoyable collections in the Sacramento Region - songbooks and dance cards. Take a waltz with a brakeman or have a chance to dip Allie. Librarian Chris Rockwell with a boffo performance.  

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