Friday, April 7, 2017 (Tour)
TIME: 9:00 AM Tour — 11:30 AM Lunch at WNDC
EVENT TYPE: Tour – SOLD OUT
WNDC members and friends are being offered a special opportunity to see the National Archives through the eyes of long-time employees who are passionate experts. The mandate of the Archives is to preserve the history of America, through Federal government documents, and make this history accessible to the public.
Special Assistant to the Archivist Sam Anthony, who has worked at the National Archives for 26 years, will briefly discuss its mission, the architecture of the building, and the significance of the murals in the Rotunda. He will then show us the Charters of Freedom and the important documents displayed there (Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights) and explain how they are preserved.
Christine Blackerby, Curator of the “Amending America” exhibit, will then explain how the U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times from more than 11,000 proposals. Guests will be free to explore the public vaults and the Records of Rights exhibits afterwards.
Meet by 8:55 AM at outside of the Special Events entrance on the Mall side of the National Archives (Constitution Avenue near the corner of 7th Street).
PRICE: $25 Members & $30 Non-members (includes tour and lunch at WNDC); $10 tour only.
Limited to 20 participants.