Governor Dannel P. Malloy has issued a proclamation recognizing October 2018 as Connecticut Archives Month. This annual event is an opportunity to raise awareness about the value of Connecticut’s historical records and archives as well as the archivists who oversee them. The Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board has led the initiative on Connecticut Archives Month since 2005.
For the eighth consecutive year, the State Library will post announcements of activities by historical societies, museums, libraries and archives on its website. If your organization is planning to host an Archives Month event, workshop, conference, or exhibit, please contact Assistant State Archivist Allen Ramsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archives Month Activities in Connecticut
- Connecticut State Library
- Discussion with Douglas Arnold, editor of the Public Records of the State of Connecticut, on the 1818 Constitutional Convention, Political Aftermath and Fiscal Reform, Thursday, October 18, 2018, 12:00-12:45 p.m. in Memorial Hall in the Museum of Connecticut History.
- Russell Library, Middletown
- Discussion with State Archivist Lizette Pelletier on Preserving Your Treasures: Family History Documents and Photos, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7-8 p.m. For more information see, http://www.libraryinsight.com/eventdetails.asp?jx=ddp&lmx=%CFbn%25%AB%A8u&v=3.
- Windsor Historical Society (WHS)
- Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918-1919 and Implications for the Next Pandemic, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 WHS members. For more information see, https://windsorhistoricalsociety.org/event/spanish-flu-epidemic-of-1918-1919-and-implications-for-the-next-pandemic/.