Celebrate American Archives Month with Free Archives Fair October 21


Washington, DC — In celebration of American Archives Month, the National Archives Assembly, a professional organization of current and former employees of the National Archives, joins with its partners to present a free Archives Fair at the National Museum of American History on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Archivists and experts from a wide array of institutions will be joined by musicians, dancers, singers, and performers to share their collections, answer questions, and highlight the ways in which the preservation of archival collections translates into the preservation of culture through the performance and artistry of individuals and communities across the United States and around the world.

2017 Archives Fair: Performance and Preservation
West Wing First Floor: Coulter Performance Plaza and SC Johnson Conference Center
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


The 2017 Archives Fair will give visitors an inside look at what it takes to protect, preserve, and share the records at the foundations of history in these history-making times.

Panel discussions will focus on the following topics:
  • Expression in Archives
  • Bodies in Motion
  • The Art of Access
The Archives Fair is sponsored by the following professional organizations: the Smithsonian Institution Archives and Special Collections Council (SIASC), the DC and Maryland Caucuses of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Council (MARAC), and the National Archives Assembly (NAA).

Follow the American Archives Month celebration using hashtag #ArchivesMonth.