George Washington's Acts of Congress
George Washington’s personal copy of the Laws of the United States, First Session 1789, also known as the Acts of Congress, will be on display at the 13 Presidential Libraries through a special partnership between the National Archives and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.
The tour will begin March 1, 2013 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA and continue on to the other twelve libraries. The tour will make its final stop at the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Independence, MO September 21, 2013. View the tour schedule.
After the tour, the Acts of Congress will take permanent residence at The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, currently under construction by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association on Washington’s estate.
The Acts of Congress and You
At each Presidential Library visitors will have a chance to become part of history by offering their personal reflections on the Constitution and the American Presidency. Visitors are invited to contribute comments via The Acts of Congress and You blog or a hard cover book.
Visit the blog and tell us your thoughts:
If you could ask our Founding Fathers one question, what would you ask them?
As President of a new nation, what would be the first thing you do?
What would be the key theme of your first Inaugural Address?