Family-friendly event gives Oregonians a close-up view of state's historic records
Salem, OR—In recognition of American Archives Month, the Oregon State Archives will hold its annual Open House on Saturday, October 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include a new gallery exhibit on the history of Oregon's Ghost Towns. Visitors can participate in activities that include games, puzzles, coloring, and trivia. This event is free and cookies will be provided.
In addition, “behind the scenes” tours will be given of the State Archives records storage area so visitors can learn more about the Archives and its holdings. The 25-minute tour will provide an opportunity to see some of Oregon’s most significant historical documents.
Local author and Ghost Towns Expert, Steve Arndt, will give a lecture that will take a deeper dive into the stories behind some of his favorite ghost towns at 1 pm.
The State Archives is located at 800 Summer Street NE in Salem. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday.