September 20, 2016
Secretary of State
Contact: Kristen Muszynski, 626-8404
AUGUSTA – The Maine State Archives will celebrate American Archives Month this October with public tours, a genealogy resource session and presentations from local historians.
The theme of this year’s fall exhibit is the Aroostook War, Maine’s northern border dispute. All visitors will be able to view the exhibit, and a limited number of participants can also take part in a one-hour tour of the Archives, visiting areas that are not normally accessible to the public. The tours will coincide with two of these events:
To reserve your spot on a tour, please contact Communications Director Kristen Muszynski at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and phone number. Tours will be capped at 20 participants. (No large groups, please.) The Maine State Archives is located in the Cultural Building, 230 State St., across from the statehouse in Augusta.
Also during American Archives Month, the Archives will offer extended hours for researchers. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, but during October, the Research Room will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Maine State Archives will also be participating in the #AskAnArchivist event on Twitter, in which people from around the world can submit questions for archivists to answer. To take part in this outreach event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, simply include #AskAnArchivist in your tweet and participating archivists will respond.
Visit http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/ or our Facebook page, Maine State Archives at https://www.facebook.com/MaineStateArchives?ref=hl , for more information and updates about our plans for American Archives Month this October.