From Museum Studies certificate student Kristin Powers, who’s currently doing her internship with the Cambridge Historical Society:

In July, people in Cambridge, Mass. will have the rare opportunity to see inside nine different archives. The third annual Open Archives Tour will feature private archives, city archives, and Harvard archives on three separate days. “This is a really unique opportunity to see some of the rare items from our collections, see the spaces where our archivists process this material, and talk to the professionals that have a deep and passionate understanding of this history.” said Gavin W. Kleespies of the Cambridge Historical Society. Alyssa Pacy of the Cambridge Room at the Public Library added, “Cambridge is a really unusual city in terms of the number of
organizations that are collecting and holding archival material and this is an amazing chance to peek behind the scenes in nine of these institutions.”

The following institutions will participate:
Cambridge City Clerk’s Office
Cambridge Historical Commission
Cambridge Historical Society
Cambridge Public Library
Harvard University Archives
Houghton Library
Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Schlesinger Library

eta: Check out the website here.