August 4, 1998
Winter Hours Resume September 8 at the National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC . . . On Tuesday, September 8, the day after Labor Day, winter hours will resume at the Exhibition Hall of the National Archives and Records Administration. The Exhibition Hall, located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, will be open to the public from 10 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. seven days a week, through March 31, 1999. Summer hours of 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. will resume April 1, 1999. Admission is free. The Exhibition Hall is open every day except December 25.
The Microfilm and Central Research Rooms at the downtown building, and the Research Complex at the National Archives at College Park, Maryland, are open to the public Monday and Wednesday, 8:45 A.M.- 5 P.M.; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:45 A.M.- 9 P.M.; and Saturday, 8:45 A.M. - 4:45 P.M. These hours are the same year round. The research rooms are closed on Sundays and all Federal holidays. Please note that the National Archives will be closed for research on Labor Day.
On permanent display in the Rotunda of the Exhibition Hall are the Charters of Freedom - the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. The 1297 version of the Magna Carta, on indefinite loan from the Perot Foundation, is also on display.
Also in the Rotunda is the exhibition "American Originals." From the 1703 last will and testament of a Spanish conquistador to the 1991 draft of President Bush’s address to the nation announcing the beginning of Desert Storm, "American Originals" represents the larger historical record that documents our national life in all its complexity. Through 1998.
In the Circular Gallery, "Designs for Democracy: 200 Years of Drawings from the National Archives" showcases a selection of design drawings that were prepared, commissioned, received, or approved by the United States government. Through January 10.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.