March 23, 2009
National Archives Participates in Maryland Day 2009
College Park, MD…The National Archives will participate in “Maryland Day 2009: Explore Our World” on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the University of Maryland College Park campus. The National Archives tent will be located on McKeldin Mall. The annual event takes place rain or shine and is free of charge. For more information visit: www.marylandday.umd.edu.
Visitors are invited to discover what is new at the National Archives in Washington, DC:
- Learn about the new National Archives exhibit, “BIG!,” that
celebrates its 75th anniversary in a big way by featuring BIG records, BIG
events and BIG ideas.
- Have your picture taken in front of a backdrop of the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom (the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill
- Sign a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence.
- Get a patriotic temporary tattoo.
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. Visit the National Archives on the web.
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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (202) 357-5300.