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Archives Month at the National Archives

Date Posted: October 8, 2019       Categories: News

The National Archives is celebrating American Archives Month throughout October. Join us to learn more about how our staff make your history accessible to you! Follow us on social media and share your archives stories using the hashtag #ArchivesMonth.

Banner of selected images for American Archives Month

Pieces of History has a collection of blog posts highlighting the work of our staff, along with some special videos. On Instagram, Archives staff will take over and share photos of their day and the fascinating records they come across.

The National Archives will also be hosting our annual virtual Genealogy Fair on Wednesday, October 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tune into YouTube as our experts discuss family history research in Federal records—and answer your questions in real time.

You can read more about American Archives Month resources on National Archives News.





Revised 2019 Conference Schedule

Date Posted: September 25, 2019       Categories: News

There have been last minute changes and revisions to the 2019 AHS Conference that were too late to be included in the printed program or on the joint conference website.

Click here to view the revised final conference schedule (as of September 25, 2019).





Conference Tours and Events

Date Posted: September 12, 2019       Categories: News

Going to Kodiak for the Alaska Historical Society/Museums Alaska Conference on September 25?

Thinking about attending one of the special events or going on one of the interesting tours?

Conference organizers ask that you sign up for these by September 15th. Go to the joint conference website to register.





2019 AHS Conference Schedule

Date Posted: September 6, 2019       Categories: News

Awauq or Refuge Rock, off the southern shore of Kodiak Island. Photo courtesy of Sven Haakanson, Jr.

The 2019 Alaska Historical Society/Museums Alaska conference on September 25-28 in Kodiak is rapidly approaching and the organizing committee is working hard to finalize details.

While the early bird registration deadline was August 31, we still encourage people to register and attend this great gathering of practitioners of Alaska history, museum work, and cultural studies. Visit the joint conference website to view the full program schedule, to see what special events and tours are being offered, to get travel advice, and to register.

Click here for the full program for the Alaska Historical Society portion of the 2019 joint conference





Franklin Symposium September 21 – Anchorage Museum

Date Posted: September 6, 2019       Categories: News

SYMPOSIUM: Lost and Found: Uncovering the Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Auditorium

In conjunction with the major exhibition, Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition, the Anchorage Museum is hosting a symposium titled Lost and Found: Uncovering the Mystery of the Franklin Expedition on Sept. 21.

Authors and experts from all over North America will examine aspects of the Franklin expedition, from Inuit oral history to recent archaeological and underwater discoveries. Speakers include American writer and college professor Russell Potter, author David Woodman, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Watson, and anthropologist Anne Jensen.

Registration is required. $35 non-members, $30 members, $20 students. Box lunch available for purchase $20. Click here to register on-line.