Do you blog about your family’s adventures?
You’re invited to have coffee with the curator of the National Archives Museum‘s latest exhibition, “Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures,” on March 29 prior to a family day in the Boeing Learning Center.
Coffee with the Curator: Family Bloggers
- Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
- Time: 9 am
- Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC
Calling all family bloggers!
Space is limited, so RSVP to Christina Hartman to reserve your spot!
“Making Their Mark” illustrates the many ways people have made their mark on history through a signature. Some you might expect—like presidents signing groundbreaking legislation—and others you might find surprising—like Michael Jackson’s patent for a “method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion.”
This exhibit offers something for all ages and interests. For the littlest visitors, there is a photo of Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney from the very first days of their collaboration, and a drawing of the original teddy bear by Clifford Berryman. For the fashion-conscious, the exhibit features the signature style of First Ladies and Presidents, including Jackie Kennedy’s pillbox hat, President Bush’s cowboy boots, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s dress from Election Day 2008.
Sports fans will get a huge kick out of the signed football from the New York Giants incredible 2012 Super Bowl win, a signed bat from the Word Series 2010 champs, the San Francisco Giants, and a signed 2007 Iraqi national soccer team jersey.
Bloggers attending this exclusive event will have the opportunity to demo the National Archives’ new free exhibit eGuide, as well as ask questions about the exhibit to the curator. Attendees are also invited to join our online conversation by using the hashtag #signatures on their Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram posts.
After the tour of the exhibit, bloggers and their families are invited to participate in the family day activities in the Boeing Learning Center.
Image: Author Brad Meltzer talks to some young visitors at the first-ever sleepover at the National Archives.