Hip History: Promoting Archives and Special Collections with Creative Programming
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Special collections libraries and archives can appear as intimidating and old-fashioned places meant for serious scholars. In 2010, the Sacramento Room, the local history room of the Sacramento Public Library, launched a series of entertaining history programs meant to engage a broader audience in creative ways. New programming has included Haunted Stacks, April Fools’ Sacramento History, and Capital Decades programs showcasing the city life, fashions, movies and dance of a new decade each May. Together, the series bring in hundreds of new visitors each year to the Central Library and introduce them to Sacramento’s vibrant local history.