March 21, 2012
National Archives Participates In Maryland Day 2012
College Park, MD…The National Archives will participate in the 14th annual “Maryland Day 2012,” the University of Maryland’s family-friendly open house, on Saturday, April 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the University of Maryland College Park campus. This year’s theme is “Explore Our World.” The annual event takes place rain or shine and is free of charge. For more information, visit: www.marylandday.umd.edu.
Visit the National Archives booth and then participate in hands-on exhibits, workshops, live performances, and a global village. There is a free shuttle from the College Park Metro stop. For more information, visit www.marylandday.umd.edu.
Visitors to the National Archives booth can discover what’s old and what’s new at the National Archives in Washington, DC:
- Learn more about the National Archives' new electrifying new exhibition, Ben Franklin: In Search of a Better World and discover his impact on the world.
- Have your picture taken in front of a backdrop of the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom (the Rotunda is the home for the original founding documents of the United States: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights).
- Add your name to a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence.
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 at: www.archives.gov.
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For Press information, contact the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at 202-357-5300.