Houston Archives Bazaar
The Archivists of the Houston Area will present the second biennial Houston Archives Bazaar. This family event is an opportunity for Houston communities to engage with historical collections and resources.
Guests can discover local histories, share stories, and learn to preserve them. The event will feature interactive activities and exhibitors from over 20 Houston and Gulf-Coast area archives. Guests can also learn about the Bayou City’s diverse and extensive historical resources in the Resource Gallery; have a conversation and connect with knowledgeable archivists at the Ask-An-Archivist station; bring up to five personal items and gain hands-on experience digitizing family photographs, letters, documents, and other treasured personal materials at the Digital Memories Booth; and learn preservation and wet salvage techniques in demonstrations by TX-CERA.
Visitors are encouraged to bring items to contribute to the Houston Time Capsule, which will be “buried” under a 30-year restriction in the AHA! records at the Woodson Research Center. Visitors are also encouraged to share a story about Houston in the Oral History Storytelling Booth, contributing to the growing collection of HAB oral histories that began in 2017.