Current Exhibitions

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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News & Events

November 4, at noon



This documentary tells the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez, Confederate soldier turned Union Spy–one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives. (2014; 75 minutes) Following the screening, senior military archivist DeAnne Blanton will discuss the film with writer-director Maria Agui Carter.

November 5, at noon

Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War

Five Came Back book cover

Mark Harris tells how Hollywood changed World War II–and vice versa–through the stories of five lengendary American film directors: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Among them they were on the scene of almost every major moment of America’s war and in every branch of service. A book signing follows the program.
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