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Records of Rights is Open!
Records of Rights is now open in the new David M. Rubenstein Gallery
Explore how generations of Americans debated issues such as citizenship, free speech, voting rights, and equal opportunity.
"Making Their Mark: Stories through Signatures"
Now open in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery
"Making Their Mark: Stories through Signatures" displays both famous and little-known signatures found in the holdings of the National Archives. "Making Their Mark" explores the stores behind the signatures that made their mark on the American narrative.
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December 4, noon
Just before Thanksgiving in 1950, General MacArthur announced an “end-the-war-by-Christmas” offensive. But tens of thousands of American troops were trapped by the Chinese along the Yalu River border. Historian Stanley Weintraub tells the story of the Christmas escape of American troops surrounded by the enemy in Korea’s harsh terrain. A book signing will follow the program.
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