Current Exhibitions

Records of Rights in the David M. Rubenstein Gallery
Explore how generations of Americans debated issues such as citizenship, free speech, voting rights, and equal opportunity.

Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom
The permanent home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights—known collectively as the Charters of Freedom.

The Public Vaults
Embark on a virtual journey into the stacks and vaults of the National Archives. See some of the most fascinating original records in our holdings.

Coming Soon:
"Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History" opens March 6, 2015!

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News & Events

January 27, at 7 p.m.

The Decade of Discovery

Fife and Drum Corps - July 4th

The Decade of Discovery follows events that unfolded between 2002 and 2012, when a government attorney took on a quest to find a better way to search White House email and a teacher took a stand for civil justice on the electronic frontier. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion including director Joe Looby, Jason R. Baron, former National Archives’ Director of Litigation (who is featured in the film), Gary M. Stern, National Archives General Counsel, and Anne L. Weismann, Chief Counsel, Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW). (2014; 63 minutes.)

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Fife and Drum Corps - July 4th

Did you miss one of our fantastic programs? The National Archives Experience is proud to offer a selection of streaming video programs from our public program repertoire.

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