Celebrate American Archives Month with Cambridge Historical Commission

Cambridge, MA, September 19, 2018 — Join the Cambridge Historical Commission in celebrating American Archives Month in October. The Historical Commission will offer several ways to learn about their special collections, while also highlighting the value of archival collections within municipal departments.

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, Cambridge Historical Commission will participate in the annual Ask an Archivist Day. On this day, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. The Historical Commission’s Archivist will be ready to answer your questions about the Historical Commission’s collections, Cambridge history, or archives in general. No question is too silly or too practical! Follow @CambMA on Twitter on Oct. 3 (don’t forget to use the hashtag!), or send questions to histcomm@cambridgema.gov.

The Historical Commission will also offer free tours of their archives and a look at some of their Cambridge-centric collections items on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 1 p.m., or Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m., at their office, 831 Massachusetts Avenue.  Space is limited, so email egonzalez@cambridgema.gov to sign up.

In addition to these two events, follow the Historical Commission on social media for special archives month-related posts all October.

Instagram: @chcat831

Blog: cambridgehistoricalcommission.wordpress.com

Facebook: facebook.com/cambridgehistcomm

Twitter: @CambMA (this is the City of Cambridge’s official Twitter account, but it will feature some Historical Commission posts and videos).

American Archives Month is a collaborative effort by professional organizations and repositories around the nation to highlight the importance of records of enduring value. Archivists are professionals who assess, collect, organize, preserve, maintain control of, and provide access to information that has lasting value, and they help people find and understand the information they need in those records.

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