DFW Archives Bazaar at Patterson-Appleton Center

Join archivists, museum curators, librarians, and history professionals from all across the DFW area at the Patterson-Appleton Center in Denton, TX, on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 1-5pm for the DFW Archives Bazaar. Professionals from institutions like UNT, SMU, UT-Dallas, Fort Worth and Dallas Public Library, Tarrant County Black Historical and Genealogical Society, The Amon Carter Museum, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, NARA, and the Sixth Floor Museum (just to name a few) are responsible for helping to preserve the history and culture of communities in North Texas. They will be on hand to share their knowledge and help preserve your history.

What you can see/do/learn:

  • Let the professionals show you the cool items that they have in their collections.
  • Learn how to preserve and digitize rare materials.
  • Learn how to conduct oral histories in your community.
  • Learn how to access historic research materials.

Other events during the Bazaar:

The event is free and open to everyone -- what a great way to experience Texas' diverse history! At the demo booths and interactive exhibit guests can learn how to preserve their family treasures, interview family members about their own history, digitize family memories, and much more.

At the "Ask an Archivist" Station, professional archivists will be available to answer your questions! Have a future archivist in the family? Students can learn about archival career options and get advice on schools, programs, and internships at the career booth.

In addition to the exhibitors and demos, there will be door prizes, trivia, and more. Attendees that show up early will receive a DFW Archives Bazaar t-shirt for free!

After the DFW Archives Bazaar is over, join a group of archivists at the Armadillo Ale Works right next door for a pint and conversation about all the ins and outs of archives.

Learn all about the history of North Texas and the people that help preserve it for the next generation!

Would you like to volunteer?

If you would like to participate in the DFW Archives Bazaar, send us an email with your contact information and how you might like to be involved.