Archives Month 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016 Houston History Conference, “The History of Houston’s Musical Soul”

Call for volunteers! AHA! will once again be tabling at the annual Houston History Conference, volunteers are encouraged to help represent AHA! at this exciting event. If you are interested in helping out, please contact me directly (evinson@uh.edu).

Find out more about the full conference agenda (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2) – including film screenings, live music, and a pop-up museum here:  https://www.houstonhistoryalliance.org/houston-history-conference/2016-houston-history-conference/2016-conference-weekend-schedule/

Sunday, October 2, 2:00-4:00: Walking tour of Glenwood Cemetery – $10 (special AHA! rate)

Guided by Jim Parsons, director of special projects and walking tours chairman for Preservation Houston, we will explore Glenwood Cemetery. Located on rolling land near Buffalo Bayou with glorious trees and landscaping, as well as elaborate Victorian monuments and statuary, historic Glenwood Cemetery, established in 1871, is one of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in Houston. It is also the resting place of some of Houston’s most famous citizens, including philanthropist George Hermann; Texas Governor and Humble Oil co-founder Ross Sterling; oil wildcatter Glenn McCarthy; movie star Gene Tierney; and eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes. Our tour explores the unforgettable stories of the men and women buried here as well as Glenwood’s beautiful landscape and elaborate monuments.http://www.preservationhouston.org/tours/glenwood/

Sign up here to let us know you will be coming: http://tinyurl.com/jd5ych8

Sunday, October 2, 2:00-4:00: Houston Art Fair panel“Reviving Houston’s Lost Art History” (not an AHA sponsored event)

Panelists include Theresa Escobedo, Director, Houston Foundations’ Focus: Suzanne Paul project; Pete Gershon, Core Residency Program Coordinator at Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Patricia Hernandez, Founding Director, Studio One Archive Resource, and Chelby King, independent scholar and past Lawndale Art Center Director speak about archives and volumes in the works of various artists.

Learn more here.

Wednesday, October 5: #AskAnArchivist Twitter Event

On October 5, 2016, archivists around the country will take to Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. Take this opportunity to engage via your personal and/or institutional Twitter accounts and to respond to questions posed directly to you or more generally to all participants.

Sunday, October 16, 2:00-6:00: Austin Archives Bazaar 

Join our colleagues in Austin for a free afternoon learning about more than 20 area repositories, and check out the Oral History Booth, Preservation Station, an archival film screening, old time photobooth, and more! http://www.austinarchivesbazaar.org/  Sign up here if you are interested in going, and consider carpooling with other AHA! members: http://tinyurl.com/zs9e2co

Saturday, October 22, 12:00-2:00: The Printing Museum Book Fair

Call for volunteers! In the spirit of this year’s theme of “community,” AHA! will be participating in a “basics of preservation” lab during the fair. We will be discussing how individuals can best care for their personal archives. Some topics that it would be great to have AHA! volunteers on hand to discuss are: rare books, archival storage, care and handling of photographs and/or scrapbooks, and personal digital archiving. Please contact me directly (evinson@uh.edu) if you would like to help out.

All AHA! members are also encouraged to attend the Book Fair, which includes a book sale, as well as a presentation by J.P. Bryan, founder of The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas. Food trucks will be on site for a quick lunch with friends.Admission for those who don’t volunteer is $8. http://printingmuseum.org/event/book-fair/

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