August 11, 2000
Winter Hours Resume September 5 at the National Archives and Records Administration
Washington, DC . . . On Tuesday, September 5, 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, 2001. 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. Beginning July 5, 2001, the Exhibition Hall will be temporarily closed for renovation. It will reopen in 2003.
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.
The exhibition "Treasure of Congress" is featured in the Rotunda in the 26 cases that flank the Charters of Freedom. Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the move of the Congress to Washington, DC, the exhibition showcases the central roles that the House and Senate have played, by taking visitors behind the scenes into the halls and conference rooms of the Capitol during crucial turning points in American history. "Treasures of Congress" will be on display through February 19, 2001.
"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 4, 2001.
The number for the Public Events Line, listing free public programs and upcoming events, is (202) 501-5000. For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.