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Treasures of the Archives: Eastern Region Branch and Digital Archives host Open House

Photograph image courtesy of Washington State Archives, Digital Archives.

Photograph image courtesy of Washington State Archives, Digital Archives,

The Digital Archives and Eastern Region Branch of the Washington State Archives will celebrate Archives Month with an open house event on Saturday, October 26, 2013. This year’s theme, Hearing History: Preserving Washington Voices, highlights the preservation of Washington oral histories in collections such as Women in the Washington State Legislature and Spokane Voices of the Pioneers. The event will start at 9:30 am with a two-hour genealogical workshop (limited seating is available, so contact the branch at 509-235-7508 to reserve a spot). At 11:30 the archives will open to the general public. Dr. Laura Phillips, historian and professor of history at Eastern Washington University, will conduct one-hour oral history workshops at 11:45, 1:00, and 2:30. Archives staff will offer guided tours of the Digital Archives and the Eastern Region Branch throughout the day as well. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how Washington State Archives serves the citizens of Washington every day!