Preserving History for the Future: A Look at the National Park Archives

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Thu, May 28, 2020 2:00pm-3:00pm
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Join us May 28th at 2 PM PDT for an online conversation with Academy Head Librarian and Archivist Rebekah Kim and National Park Service Archivist Amanda Williford about how we preserve history for the future

The Eastwood Society of the California Academy of Sciences and the Silver Lupine Circle of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy invite you to learn about the secret stories our archives hold, why preserving history today is more important than ever, and how you, too, can access archives remotely and document your own story.

Academy volunteer and Eastwood Associate, Neil Fahy, will also share why he decided to leave a legacy gift to the Academy and the importance of recording your own personal history.

Archives capture our history and tell the stories of those who came before us.  They help us understand their world, the basis for our world today, and provide a benchmark for future generations.     

The California Academy of Sciences has been building its archives for more than 160 years, and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area holds one of the largest collections in the National Park Service with a total of nearly 6.2 million items.

 

Please RSVP by emailing ayee@parksconservancy.org by Tuesday, May 27, and you’ll receive the link to the online presentation.  

 

210 Lincoln Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94129

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