California State Archives Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Friday, October 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
Looking for a “cool” encounter with California history?
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the California State Archives!
(And, yes, our stacks are kept year-around at a brisk
State Archives staff will provide a FREE guided tour of our collections documenting California’s rich history and state government.
The State Archives' collections of historic records include more than 100 million documents, 20,000 maps and architectural drawings, 250,000 photographs and thousands of video and audio recordings.
Each guided tour provides a close encounter with the Archives’ one-of-a-kind historical documents, a behind the scenes look at the preservation and imaging labs, and free admission to its Exhibit Hall.
Our tours begin at 12:00 noon and last approximately one hour.
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California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State
The California State Archives, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, provides a permanent repository for the state's governmental records as well as other materials documenting California history. The California State Archives serves a wide variety of researchers whose interests range from legislative intent and public policy to genealogy and railroad history in California.
As part of its efforts to engage the public in California's history, the California State Archives also offers a newsletter, behind-the-scenes tours, exhibits, hands-on training, and a popular speaker series.