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John W. Carlin: Bringing the National Archives into the 21st Century

The National Archives was created on June 19, 1934. During the month of June, the National Archives History Office is sharing stories about the former Archivists of the United States. Today’s post comes from Sarah Basilion. John W. Carlin was appointed … Continue reading

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The burning of Washington

August 24, 2014, marks the 200th anniversary of the British burning of Washington during the War of 1812. In August 1814, British forces occupying the Chesapeake Bay began to sail up the Patuxent River in Maryland. Fearing an attack on … Continue reading

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Sleepover at the National Archives!

You can’t snuggle with the Constitution, but you can sleep next to it! This sleepover in the Rotunda is open to children ages 8-12, accompanied by an adult. Registration fees are $125 per person (discounted to $100 per person for Foundation members). Participants … Continue reading

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Constitution 225: There’s a “fifth” page the public has never seen

  Millions of people have passed through the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, to see the original parchments that are our Charters of Freedom. They pause to look at the faded writing on the Declaration of … Continue reading

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The Constitution has a Facebook Page

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. While the Constitution may not update it’s own writing too often (the last time was in 1992), it does update its own Facebook page. So … Continue reading

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