October is National Archives Month, a time when we can celebrate those institutions that protect our community's history. The Shenandoah County Library is happy to celebrate the accomplishments of our very own Truban Archives and to highlight its role as a preserver of Shenandoah County's History. As part of this year's celebration we will be participating in/hosting the following four special events.
-Participation in Ask an Archivist Day on October 3rd where our archivist, and others from around the country, will take to Twitter to answer your most burning archives related questions. Simply tweet using #AskAnArchivist and you will get answers (or call us any day at 984-8200, 10:30AM-5:00PM, Monday-Friday to ask our archivist a question any day)
-Participation in the Archives Fair at George Mason University's Fenwick Library on Friday, October 5th from 1:00PM-3:30PM. This event will feature seven archives from the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia that will be available to highlight their collections and answer questions about researching at their facilities. For more information go to this Facebook Event or this Archives Month Blog
-Protecting the Past: The Truban Archives and Our Community which will discuss the role of the Truban Archives in preserving our history and how we work with our community to meet that goal. 6:30PM on Tuesday, October 16th at the Shenandoah County Library.
-Identifindme Photograph Viewing Party which will give community members the opportunity to view many of the Truban Archives and provide possible identification. Several hundred of our photographs will be on display in physical and digital format while volunteers and staff will be on hand to collect identifications. Ice cream and other refreshments will be served. 11:00AM-2:00PM on Saturday October 27th at the Shenandoah County Library.