Archives Month provides an opportunity to engage our local communities in exploring the heritage, culture, and wealth of Washington State history through historical documents, maps, photographs, films, and electronic/digital files. Washington state's cultural institutions, such as archives, historical societies, libraries and museums, collect and preserve an amazing variety of unique historical materials. Archives Month is an opportunity to increase public awareness and support of these collections and the people who are responsible for them.
During Archives Month, we encourage you to make a special effort to share your collections and expertise and to think of ways in which your organization or government repository can celebrate Archives Month in your community, with emphasis on this year's theme, "At Home in the Archives." Archives Month is a good opportunity to draw in new users, build institutional support, showcase holdings, and explain what archivists do and why it is important. It is also a good time to encourage individuals and organizations to properly preserve their historic records.
With the wonderful stories that our collections tell, it's also a good time to share the fun of Archives.
- Get ideas on how your institution can participate
- View and download Archives Month posters
- Get help with publicity, including the Governor's proclamation and a sample press release
- Learn about the Archives Month Planning Committee