Baldwin County, Alabama
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File #: 22-1451    Version: 1
Agenda section: Presentations Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/30/2022 Meeting type: Baldwin County Commission Regular
On agenda: 9/20/2022 Final action:
Agenda item title: Proclamation - Archives Month in October 2022
Attachments: 1. Archives Month Proclamation 2022, 2. *DA2 - Proclamation Archives Month-SIGNED.pdf

Meeting Type:   BCC Regular Meeting

Meeting Date:  9/20/2022

Item Status:   New

From: Ronald J. Cink, Budget Director/Interim County Administrator, Felisha Anderson, Archives Director/Historic Projects Coordinator

Submitted by:  Felisha Anderson, Archives Director/Historic Projects Coordinator





Proclamation - Archives Month in October 2022




Adopt a Proclamation which proclaims October 2022 as “Archives Month” in Baldwin County, Alabama.




Background: Felisha Anderson, Baldwin County Director of Archives and History/Historic Projects Coordinator and the Archives and History staff will attend the September 20, 2022, meeting to accept the proclamation.


The Baldwin County Department of Archives and History is celebrating American Archives Month throughout October. Join us to learn more about how our staff make your history accessible to you. Follow the Archives and History Department on social media and share your archives stories using the hashtag #ArchivesMonth.


The Society of American Archives, the Council of State Archivist, and individual archives around the country designates October as a time to focus on the importance of historical records and help citizens understand what archivists do to maintain and preserve them. Although the profession is sometimes overlooked, archives play an important role in preserving the American story. Like archivists everywhere, the staff of the Baldwin County Commission’s Department of Archives and History work daily to maintain Baldwin County’s history and make it available to the public.


In honor of this celebration, staff invites the community to take part in activities throughout this month to learn more about Baldwin County’s rich cultural heritage and history.


Saturday, October 1, 2022 - Hosted by the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History in partnership with the South Alabama Antique Tractor and Engine Club, Olde Time Days will be held at Baldwin County Bicentennial Park from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. One of the first sawmills built in Alabama was Kennedy Mill’s, which was located on the grounds of Bicentennial Park. Stockton, Alabama was built and sustained by the timber and sawmill industry because the area had the advantage of fertile farmlands and river bottoms.


Thursday, October 6, 2022 - Hosted by the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History in partnership with the City of Bay Minette, the Removal of the Baldwin County Seat reenactment and storytelling event will be held at the Courthouse in Bay Minette from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This event will include a period attire and a dessert baking contest.


Friday, October 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. - Coordinated by the Baldwin County Department of Archives and History, a Historic Sites in Bay Minette (the county seat) Scavenger Hunt will start at the Courthouse Gazebo. The public is invited to participate. 



Previous Commission action/date: 

October 5, 2021 -Proclaimed October 2021, as “Archives Month” in Baldwin County, Alabama.


October 6, 2020 -Proclaimed October 2020, as “Archives Month” in Baldwin County, Alabama..




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Individual(s) responsible for follow up:  Administration - Print proclamation, obtain signatures prior to the meeting, and place in presentation binder.


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