Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

2018 DC Archives Fair: Crossing Generations, Bridging Communities: Thursday, October 4, 2018

These days I am big on the idea of creating a coordinated annual programming calendar for various cultural/artistic disciplines. American Archives Month and related events should be part of an annual "community library programming calendar.

From email:

Thursday, October 4, 2018
11-4 pm

Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives
1201 17th St NW
Washington, DC 20036

In celebration of American Archives Month, join us at the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives for the 2018 DC Archives Fair. This year's theme – Crossing Generations, Bridging Communities – focuses on the ways diverse communities interact with archival collections, their creation, function and use. Archivists and experts from a wide array of institutions will share their collections, answer questions, and highlight their holdings.

Through archival research, everyone has the power to promote a cross-cultural understanding of the past. The 2018 DC Archives Fair encourages the utilization of archival institutions - large and small - around the world to foster a better appreciation of local, national, and global history. Whether you are an active community member protecting regional history and memory, a dedicated individual preserving family stories, a student seeking an internship or volunteer opportunity in archives, a rising professional in the archival field, or a practicing professional archivist, we invite you to celebrate the impact of archives.

The 2018 DC Archives Fair is sponsored by: National Archives Assembly, Smithsonian Institution Archives and Special Collections Council, Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference DC and Maryland Caucuses

About the host site: Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives is the official museum and repository of documents and artifacts related to the District of Columbia Public School System. The Sumner Museum, documenting the history of public education in our Nation’s Capital, is the only Museum of its kind in the United States. The Museum and Archives is housed in the historic Charles Sumner School, a beautifully renovated 1872 building which served as one of the first public African American schools in Washington DC.

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At 4:01 PM, Blogger Mari said...

Will I see you there tomorrow?

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Richard Layman said...

Yes! I look forward to it.

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Richard Layman said...

I got there after 2PM. You must have left by then. Had an interesting talk with the person at the Columbia (MD) Archives about James Rouse (of development/urban revitalization fame). They have his archives and library.

At 10:40 AM, Blogger Mari said...

I was at all the sessions on the 1st floor. I was in the exhibit hall at the start of the fair but left to attend the presentations.

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Richard Layman said...

I missed the presentations... oops. Should have planned better.


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