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Press Release
April 23, 2008

National Archives Participates in Maryland Day 2008

College Park, MD…The National Archives will participate in “Maryland Day 2008: Explore Our World” on Saturday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the University of Maryland. The National Archives tent will be located on McKeldin Mall.

Visitors are invited to discover what is new at the National Archives in Washington, DC:

  • Put your brain in gear, puzzling your way through an Archival Adventure from the National Archives Boeing Learning Center.

  • Put your face into a political cartoon from our new National Archives exhibition “Running for Office: Candidates, Campaigns and the Cartoons of Clifford J. Berryman.”

  • Put your heart into it -- and add your name to the Founding Fathers’ in signing the Declaration of Independence.

  • Meet Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein at 11 a.m.

It is the 10th Annual Maryland Day and we're celebrating in a big way! Grab your family, friends and neighbors and join us! It is a day of learning, exploration and fun with 400 hands-on exhibits workshops and live performances. All that, and 50,000 cupcakes! The annual event takes place rain or shine from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Maryland's College Park campus. More information can be found online here: www.marylandday.umd.edu.

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that preserves and shares with the public records that trace the story of our nation, government, and the American people. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives is a public trust upon which our democracy depends, ensuring access to essential evidence that protects the rights of American citizens, documents the actions of the government, and reveals the evolving national experience. www.archives.gov.

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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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