July 30, 1999
Winter Hours Resume September 7 at the National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC . . . On Tuesday, September 7, 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, 2000. Summer hours of 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. will resume April 1, 2000. 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: Part IV," which presents some of the most treasured documents in the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration. "American Originals: Part IV"offers glimpses of American history -- the glorious and the inglorious -- in its most unprocessed form. Through December 1999.
"Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives" is on display in the Circular Gallery. Celebrating the end of the century, this unique photographic exhibition chronicles the major events of the last 100 years. Through July 5, 2001.
For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail. Visit the National Archives Home Page on the World Wide Web at http://www.archives.gov/.