October is Archives Month!

[This blog post was written by Andrea Gabriel, Outreach and Development Coordinator for the State Archives of North Carolina.]

Gov. Pat McCrory's Archives Month Proclamation for October 2015

Gov. Pat McCrory’s Archives Month Proclamation for October 2015

Gov. Pat McCrory has proclaimed October 2015 as Archives Month in North Carolina. The Society of North Carolina Archivists has developed the theme, “Celebrating Archives: North Carolina Arts, Crafts, and Music Traditions” and several archives throughout the state have developed programs and activities to celebrate. View the proclamation.

As in year’s past, the State Archives will host Home Movie Day on October 17 from 1:00—4:00 pm. in the building auditorium at 109 East Jones Street, Raleigh. Bring your own home movies and share with others. Archivists will be on hand to talk about film preservation.

On October 24, 2017, the State Archives and the Friends of the Archives sponsor Treasures of Carolina: Stories from the State Archives,” an exhibit that showcases a selection of the State Archives’ documents, photographs, and maps. Hosted by the Museum of History in Raleigh, the exhibit will remain up through June 19, 2016 and will feature North Carolina’s copy of the Bill of Rights, and the Carolina Charter of 1663 in a brief rotation. For more information about the exhibit visit the ncculture.com description and read our recent blog posts on the upcoming event. We’ll be featuring an artifact each week until the opening. This is an opportunity to view pieces rarely seen. A companion catalog will be available.

And though outside of “Archives Month,” sign up for Ancestry Day on November 7 at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh. This is an event created for seasoned and beginning genealogists alike and 1,000 are expected to attend.