The Canterbury Historical Society is Pleased to Announce Receipt of a Traveling Archivist Program Grant

We  are honored to receive this grant and look forward as a result to improving our archives and access to them. The Traveling Archivist Program (TAP) is a program of the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board with Conservation ConneCTion, funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission [NHPRC].

access_keyThe Traveling Archivist Program promotes best practices in management and preservation of—and access to—archival collections in museums, historical societies, and public libraries with local history collections in Connecticut.

The program provides a free half-day site visit from a professional traveling archivist to recipient institutions and post-visit follow up. The traveling archivist encourages and instructs staff and volunteers in collection best practices, including management, arrangement, description, preservation, and access.

Eligibility
Connecticut museums, historical societies, or public libraries with local history collections or publically accessible archival collections could apply. However, organizations with less than 10 linear feet of archival collections were not eligible.

In Addition
Also available to organizations selected to receive traveling archivist services is a series of low-cost, in-depth seminars on best practices in collections management. These roundtables run from late 2016 to early 2017. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Preservation, Storage, & Housing of Archival Collections:  Guidelines & Solutions
  • Basics of Archival Acquisition and Appraisal
  • Fundamentals of Archival Arrangement and Description
  • Making Archives Accessible Using Connecticut Archives Online
  • Introduction to Digitization

Now Moved to the Rain Date of October 28: Walktober Walk on the Historic Clark Property Featuring Dr. Nick Bellantoni

This Walktober walk being sponsored by the Canterbury Historical Society, originally scheduled for Friday, October 21, has been postponed to the rain date October 28. Only the date is affected, all else remains the same including the time, 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

This walk is officially full, and so is the wait list. Pre-registration was required to take part. If you’re not already confirmed to join us, we hope you’ve had the opportunity to enjoy other Walktober outings this year in The Last Green Valley.

Questions? Click for the event’s page on this website.

Walktober walk on the historic Clark property featuring Dr. Nick Bellantoni is now full, and so is the wait list.

This Walktober walk being sponsored by the Canterbury Historical Society on Friday, October 21, rain date October 28, is now officially full, and so is the wait list. Pre-registration was required to take part. We hope you’ve had the opportunity to enjoy other Walktober outings this year in The Last Green Valley.

Questions? Click for the event’s page on this website.

Walktober walk on the historic Clark property featuring Dr. Nick Bellantoni is now full, but you can still join the waiting list

This Walktober walk being sponsored by the Canterbury Historical Society on Friday, October 21, rain date October 28, is now officially full. However, we are taking names for the waiting list. You can join the waiting list by calling 860-546-9346.

The walk is free and open to the public, but the number of participants is limited and pre-registration is required. If you are on the wait list and slots open up, we’ll let you know as soon as possible.

For full information, click for the event’s page on this website.