Orange County Archives in Action: A Regional Archives Bazaar

Nov 3rd • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm • Bowers Museum

1st Annual Showcase of Orange County’s cultural heritage
Come and explore the histories that make Orange County, California a prolific wonderland of cultural heritage. At Orange County Archives in Action institutions, cultural organizations, museums, and archives will exhibit their collections, share stories, and answer questions about the region’s history. This daylong event will also include several presentations from OC community members dedicated to preserving and increasing awareness and access to primary sources documenting OC’s diverse past.

This event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in the following is encouraged to attend:
• Learning about OC history
• Discovering OC archives and history rooms
• Understanding the significance of OC history on a national level and international level
• Showcasing OC historical collections

Featured Speakers:
• Gustavo Arellano, Elaine Lewinnek, and Thuy Vo Dang, Co-authors of the forthcoming book A People’s Guide to Orange County
• Phil Brigandi, Independent Scholar
• Kevin Cabrera, Executive Director of the Heritage Museum of Orange County
• Chris Jepsen, Historian and Assistant Archivist of the Orange County Archives
Exhibitors will include the following and more!
• Brea Museum & Historical Society
• Chapman University, Leatherby Libraries, Special Collections & Archives
• CSU Fullerton University Archives & Special Collections
• Heritage museum of Orange County
• Internet Archive
• Lawrence de Graaf Center for Oral and Public History (COPH)
• Orange Barrio Historical Society
• Orange County Historical Society
• Orange County Jewish Genealogy Society
• Orange Public Library and History Center
• Placentia Library District
• Santa Ana History Room
• Seal Beach Historical Society/Red Car Museum
• Sherman Library and Gardens
• UCI Libraries Special Collections & Archives

Location: John M. Lee Court & Norma Kershaw Auditorium

Tickets: Free event (does not include access to museum galleries). No RSVP required. OC Archives guests can enjoy the special rate of $15 for full access to the museum including the exhibit Knights in Armor by mentioning “OC ARCHIVES” to Bowers Visitor Services Staff; OC Archives guests can also receive member rate tickets at $9 to the Timeless Melodies program at 1:30pm.

Image credit: Courtesy of UCI Libraries Special Collections & Archives

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