U.S. National Archives

Jul 29

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Jul 28

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Jul 25

Constitution-in-Action Learning Lab Family Program
Families are invited to take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day at the National Archives’Boeing Learning Center. During a two-hour simulation, they will help the President and Bob, his Communications Director prepare for a very special press conference.
Families will work together to locate and analyze facsimile documents and find the connection each has to the Constitution.  This is a great way to explore the history, learn more about the National Archives, and gain a greater understanding of the role the Constitution plays in our daily lives.
Tuesday, July 29th at the Boeing Learning Center. This lab will be offered at 10am and 2pm.  Each lab takes 2 hours.
To register for this free program: http://ow.ly/zjP3q.  
Image: U.S. Constitution. National Archives Identifier 1667751.

Constitution-in-Action Learning Lab Family Program

Families are invited to take on the role of researchers and archivists for a day at the National Archives’Boeing Learning Center. During a two-hour simulation, they will help the President and Bob, his Communications Director prepare for a very special press conference.

Families will work together to locate and analyze facsimile documents and find the connection each has to the Constitution.  This is a great way to explore the history, learn more about the National Archives, and gain a greater understanding of the role the Constitution plays in our daily lives.

Tuesday, July 29th at the Boeing Learning Center. This lab will be offered at 10am and 2pm.  Each lab takes 2 hours.

To register for this free program: http://ow.ly/zjP3q.  

Image: U.S. Constitution. National Archives Identifier 1667751.

Jul 24

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Jul 23

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
Join us for Episode Nine: The Adventure. Beneath post-war prosperity is a growing demand for civil rights. Duke Ellington experiences a rebirth after a triumphant appearance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. (120 minutes.)
Friday, July 25 at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).
Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns

Join us for Episode Nine: The Adventure. Beneath post-war prosperity is a growing demand for civil rights. Duke Ellington experiences a rebirth after a triumphant appearance at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. (120 minutes.)

Friday, July 25 at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).

Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

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Jul 21

Constitution-in-Action Learning Lab Family Program
Families act as researchers and archivists during a two-hour simulation as they help the President and his communications director prepare for a press conference by locating and analyzing facsimile documents to find the connection to the Constitution. This is a great way to explore history, learn about the National Archives, and understand the role the Constitution plays in our daily lives.
Join us on Wednesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Boeing Learning Center. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Email learninglab@nara.gov with date and time, names of adults and children, phone number, and mailing address.
This program is presented by the National Archives Education Department with Congressional funding. It is supported in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generosity of John Hancock.

Constitution-in-Action Learning Lab Family Program

Families act as researchers and archivists during a two-hour simulation as they help the President and his communications director prepare for a press conference by locating and analyzing facsimile documents to find the connection to the Constitution. This is a great way to explore history, learn about the National Archives, and understand the role the Constitution plays in our daily lives.

Join us on Wednesday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to noon and 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Boeing Learning CenterReservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Email learninglab@nara.gov with date and time, names of adults and children, phone number, and mailing address.

This program is presented by the National Archives Education Department with Congressional funding. It is supported in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generosity of John Hancock.

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Jul 16

Come one, come all! Come make your mark during our Making Their Mark Family Day! Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Explore the Making Their Mark exhibit: see the different ways that people have left their mark on history, from signature styles to signing revolutionary documents. Then, try your hand at make-and-take projects, hands-on activities, games, and more, all related to the exhibit.  All of these exciting family day activities take place in the Boeing Learning Center.
“Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives with the generous support of Lead Sponsor AT&T. Major additional support provided by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family and members of the Board of the Foundation for the National Archives.
Family and educational programming related to “Making Their Mark” is sponsored in part by Fahrney’s Pens, Cross, and Parker Pen Company - Newell Rubbermaid
 

Come one, come all! Come make your mark during our Making Their Mark Family Day! Friday, July 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Explore the Making Their Mark exhibit: see the different ways that people have left their mark on history, from signature styles to signing revolutionary documents. Then, try your hand at make-and-take projects, hands-on activities, games, and more, all related to the exhibit.  All of these exciting family day activities take place in the Boeing Learning Center.

“Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures” is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives with the generous support of Lead Sponsor AT&T. Major additional support provided by the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family and members of the Board of the Foundation for the National Archives.

Family and educational programming related to “Making Their Mark” is sponsored in part by Fahrney’s Pens, Cross, and Parker Pen Company - Newell Rubbermaid

 

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns
Join us for Episode Eight: Risk. In the postwar years, the nation’s musical tastes changed, as young people turned to sentimental singers and rhythm and blues. And devastating drug addiction swept through the jazz community. (120 minutes.)
Friday, July 18 at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).
Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Jazz: A Film by Ken Burns

Join us for Episode Eight: Risk. In the postwar years, the nation’s musical tastes changed, as young people turned to sentimental singers and rhythm and blues. And devastating drug addiction swept through the jazz community. (120 minutes.)

Friday, July 18 at noon in the William McGowan Theater (enter the National Archives Building through the Special Events entrance at Seventh Street and Constitution Avenue).

Jazz at the National Archives is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the generous support of Natixis Global Asset Management.

Jul 15

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