The Austin Archives Bazaar is a free, fun, and engaging biennial event open to the general public and appropriate for all ages. At the heart of the event are booths from over two dozen Central Texas archives showing off their amazing collections and services in one big room and promoting the diverse cultural heritage resources available to the public in the region. The goal is to raise awareness about and deepen engagement with these rich and diverse cultural resources that are freely available to the public. This is an event with a proven track record – in 2014 the Austin Archives Bazaar had over 400 attendees – and serves as a grassroots way to focus the resources of the archival community in our region. In 2016 speakers, including Michael Barnes and Addie Broyles from the Austin American-Statesman, will discuss their research adventures in the archives.
A list of participating archives can be found here.
The Oral History Storytelling Booth offers participants an opportunity to record a 15-minute interview about an interesting Austin story. Interviews may involve two friends having a conversation, a family member interviewing a family member, or an individual being interviewed by our professional oral history facilitator.
The Austin Archives Bazaar will take place this year on Sunday, October 16, from 2-6pm in Saengerrund Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd.