On the 19th of December 2018, within the framework of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of state archival construction in the Vitebsk region and the 80th anniversary of the State Archive of the Vitebsk Region, several events dedicated to the anniversary took place in the regional center. Thus, on the basis of the Lenin Vitebsk Regional Library, the ceremony of awarding the best employees of the archives of the Vitebsk Region took place, which was attended by Director of the Archives and Records Management of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus Viktor Kurash, Deputy Chairman of the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee Vladimir Penin, Head of the Main Department of Justice of the Vitebsk Regional Executive Committee Sergey Konopelko and others. On the same day, archival readings “Archival Affairs in Vitebsk Region: Past and Present” took place, in which historians, archivists, local historians, employees of museums and educational institutions took part. The head of the Museum of Local Lore of Polotsk, Irina Vodneva, took part in the readings with a report, which was based on the documents on the history of education stored in the National Historical Archives of Belarus. All speakers noted the importance of archival documents in studying the history of the region and the importance of the work of archival staff.