What is the DFW Archives Bazaar?

We are a group of archivists, librarians, and museum curators from the DFW area wanting to spread the word about archives!

We host an annual event that features archives from across the region showcasing materials from their collections, offering advice on how to preserve family materials, and how to conduct historical research.

Where will it be?

The  2019 DFW Archives Bazaar will be held at the Patterson-Appleton Center (400 E Hickory St in Denton, TX on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 1-5pm.

How much does it cost to attend?

It's free! Plus early attendees will receive a limited edition DFW Archives Bazaar t-shirt!

What will be happening at the Bazaar?

The participating archives will show off their amazing collections throughout the entire event. At the demo booths and interactive exhibits, guests can learn about how to preserve their family bibles, conduct an oral history interview, what to consider when scanning and digitizing family memories, and so much more. 

At the Ask an Archivist Station, you can learn from professionals how to best preserve your memories. Students can attend and learn about a career in archiving and get advice on schools, programs, and internships at the career booth.

Are there any other things happening during the Bazaar?

In addition to the exhibitors and demos, there will be door prizes, trivia, and more.

After the DFW Archives Bazaar is over, you can 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.

Who will be participating?

Over 30 Texas institutions will be participating as well as speakers and exhibitors. See a list of participants on the Participants page.

How do I stay in touch with the DFW Archives Bazaar?

The DFW Archives Bazaar can be reached by email at dfwarchivesbazaar@gmail.com

You can also follow us on social media at these channels

Twitter: @DFWArchives

Facebook: @dfwarchivesbazaar

Instagram: @dfwarchivesbazaar