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

 Maintenance Notice
Scheduled maintenance between 10 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, April 15, and 5 a.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, April 16, may interrupt access to Archives.gov. We apologize for any inconvenience.

April 8 – May 8, 2014

April Featured Document Displays in the East Rotunda Gallery:

Senate Journal: Electoral Tally for President
To celebrate the 225th anniversary of the First Congress, the first Senate Journal will be on display through April 16.

The Smith-Lever Act
In honor of its 100th anniversary on May 8, we will display the act establishing a national Cooperative Extension Service April 17 through May 8.

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McGowan Theater

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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