Archives Month Events

Previous Archives Month Events Pages: 2015

Archives Month 2016 Events and Activities around the State

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Events in the Dayton and Cincinnati Area

Miami Valley Archives Roundtable Archives Crawl

  • The Miami Valley Archives Roundtable Archives Crawl is an event held during the month of October to celebrate National Archives Month. Crawlers tour host archives in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas gathering stamps in their passports. Participants will have the opportunity to view a variety of treasures preserved in area archival repositories, visit with archivists, and go on special behind-the scenes tours, depending on the specific repositories that you visit.
  • For more information about Miami Valley Archives Roundtable Archives Crawl, participating Archives and Records Centers, and other Archives Month Events in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas please see the 2016 MVAR Archives Crawl Passport and Information

Archives Month Events Listed by Date

October 1, 2016 — October 31 2016

  • FIRST LADIES OF THE PAST
  • Smith Library of Regional History invites the public to view a unique display of First Lady paper doll dresses from the time of Martha Washington to Eleanor Roosevelt. Produced in the 1930s, this collection of exquisitely drawn inaugural ball gowns is loaned from a private collection. First Ladies from Ohio are featured.

    October 1, 2016—November, 2016

  • PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS OF THE PAST
  • The Clark County Historical Society at the Heritage Center will feature a presidential campaign exhibit in their permanent political exhibit gallery on the 2nd floor. The collection belonged to late local pharmacist and collector, George McCann, who loved to share his memories and stories with the community. There will be additional archival materials on display in the 3rd floor research library and archives. Clark County Historical Society at the Heritage Center, 117 S. Fountain Av-enue Springfield, OH 45502.

    October 1, 2016

  • LOG HOUSE DINNER.
  • Greene County Historical Society Cost is $20 per person.

    October 1, 2016—November, 2016

  • PRESIDENTIAL VISITS TO THE MIAMI VALLEY
  • A new exhibit featuring images from the Dayton Daily News Archive, curated by Archivist, Lisa Rickey. Located in the lobby of the Dunbar Library, Wright State University.

    October 2, 2016

  • LEGACY DAYS
  • Celebrate Legacy Days with the Sisters: tour historic St. Clare Chapel after 10am Mass. Learn about our 1895 chapel, designed by German-American architect Adolphus Druiding, and decorat-ed with beautiful artwork by 19th century Cincinnati artists.

    October 6, 13, 20, 2016 – 7:30-8:45pm

  • HISTORIC GHOST & CEMETERY WALKING TOURS
  • Ages: 10 & Older – Tickets: $10
    Journey into the realms of the unknown on this one mile walking tour through historic down-town Springfield. Hear local legends and folklore, tales of mystery and ghosts blended with his-toric facts. Tours are led by 19th century costumed guide with lanterns to light your way. After the tour, attendees are welcome to visit Mela for a complimentary cookie. These walking tours are offered in partnership with the Clark County History Society and sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott. Downtown Springfield – Registration Deadline: Monday Before .

    October 7-31, 2016

  • PROJECT SCARE-A-CROW: AMERICAN PRESIDENTS
  • There will be decorated sub-missions from local businesses, non-profits, and government agencies on display down-town in the National Road Commons Park, The park will feature live music and food trucks 12-1:30pm on Fridays in October. Clark County Historical Society at the Heritage Center.

    October 11, 2016 – 11:30-1:00 pm

  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES: “FROM T.R. (PRESIDENT THEODORE ROO-SEVELT) TO TRUMP: REPUBLICAN POLITICS AND POPULIST REFORM.” by Dr. An-drew Offenburger. Room 320, King. Sponsored by the Walter Havighurst Special Collec-tions and Archives.
  • October 15, 2016 – 10:00-11:00am

  • LIVING LEGENDS- MR. PRESIDENT
  • All Ages – Settlers Park, Enon FREE – Cheer Presi-dent Theodore Roosevelt on to victory during this recreated campaign rally in downtown Enon. Hear President Roosevelt, portrayed by Larry Marple, bring history to life by looking back to the beginning of the 20th century. This event is done in partnership with the Clark County Historical Society and the Village of Enon.

    October 18, 2016

  • COFFEE & CONVERSATION
  • Join us for our monthly Coffee & Conversation after 10am Mass. This month is devoted to the history of our past and present Sisters. Did you know that several of our Sisters nursed wounded Civil War soldiers? Find out which Sister was an Air Raid Warden during World War II. Do you want to know more about St. Clare Convent? Bring your questions and join us for coffee and snacks!

    All are welcome, even if you do not join us for Mass. Both events will begin at about 10:45 and continue until approximately Noon.

    Directions to St. Clare Chapel at http://www.sfp-usarea.org/St-Clare-Chapel

    October 19, 2016 – 11:30-1:00 pm

  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES, “DOCUMENTING DISCOVERY: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF STEM FIELDS” by Judith Weiner. Room 320, King. Sponsored by the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and Archives
  • October 19, 2016 – 1:00-4:00 pm

  • Greene County Records Center & Archives 20TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
  • October 20-22, 2016

  • WYSO ARCHIVES DIGITAL HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM
  • Keynote speakers Willa Seidenberg and William Short will open the symposium with an exhibit and gallery talk. Seidenberg is a professor of professional practice at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Short is an artist, educa-tor and photographer based in Los Angeles. Both are alumni of Antioch College. They will pre-sent their work collecting and telling stories of the Vietnam War and its legacies. Together they have produced the oral history/photo project: A Matter of Conscience: GI Resistance During the Vietnam War (published in 1992), and Memories of the American War: Stories From Viet Nam, in which they gathered the stories of Vietnamese people and their experiences during the war with the Americans.

    “The WYSO Archives is a unique resource for students and faculty at Antioch and area colleges, since most of the recordings demonstrate the seminal role that the Miami Valley has played in events of national significance,” noted Antioch College assistant professor of History and WYSO Civil Rights Oral History Project Coordinator, Dr. Kevin McGruder.
    Other speakers include representatives from the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at WGBH in Boston, the Library of Congress, Ohio History Connection, and colleges and universi-ties from around the country who will present in a variety of formats including Pecha Kucha -style talks.

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    Historians, teachers, students, and interested community members are invited to register for the symposium here: http://wyso.org/past-made-present-2016-wyso-archives-digital-humanities-symposium#stream/0

    Public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch College with studios in Yellow Springs. It broadcasts on multiple platforms: 91.3 FM, live streaming at WYSO.org, on HD radio and on the Public Radio Player, a mobile application. WYSO is the Miami Valley’s only NPR News station with programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, PRX and the BBC as well as the work of local and independent radio producers.

    October 22, 2016

  • BARK & BREW AT CENTENNIAL BARN
  • Join us for our annual Franciscan Blessing of the Animals at our beautiful Centennial Barn. This year’s celebration, benefiting Franciscan Ministries, also includes fun pet contests, food, pet vendors, and beer. Learn about the special love Franciscans have for all of nature, including our furry friends. The Archives is joining in the celebration with photos of the Convent when it was a working farm and historic photos of the Sisters and their companion animals. More information at http://franciscanministriesinc.org/ or search for Bark and Brew at the Barn! on Facebook.

    October 24, 2016 – 11:30-1:00 pm

  • MIAMI UNIVERSITY LECTURE SERIES: “NATURE’S NATION: A LOOK BACK AT THE CREATION OF THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE” by Dr. Peggy Shaffer. Room 320 King. Sponsored by the Walter Havighurst Special Collections and Archives.
  • October 25, 2016 – 7:00 PM

  • AUTHOR LECTURE BY HARRY HASKELL ON HIS NEW NOVEL, MAIDEN FLIGHT, BASED ON THE LOVE LETTERS OF KATHARINE WRIGHT HASKELL, SISTER OF WIL-BUR AND ORVILLE WRIGHT. Wright State University Student Union Endeavour Room. Doors open 6:30. Katharine Wright Exhibit and refreshments, Free and open to the public
  • October 25, 2016 – 7:00 PM

  • BEAVERCREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY MEETING
  • Featuring author and aviation expert Timothy Gaffney who will share background information on his book, The Dayton Flight Factory, the Wright Brothers and the Birth of Aviation. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of Peace Lutheran Church, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek. Gaffney’s book picks up the story of the Wright Brothers at the place where David McCullough’s book on the Wright Brothers ends.

    October 27, 2016 – 7:30-8:45 pm

  • HISTORIC GHOST & CEMETERY WALKING TOURS
  • Ages: 10 & Older – Tickets: $10
    Journey into the realms of the unknown on this one mile walking tour through historic downtown Springfield. Hear local legends and folklore, tales of mystery and ghosts blended with historic facts. Tours are led by 19th century costumed guide with lanterns to light your way. After the tour, attendees are welcome to visit Mela for a complimentary cookie. These walking tours are offered in partnership with the Clark County History Society and sponsored by Courtyard by Marriott. Downtown Springfield – Registration Deadline: Monday Before .