Calendar of Events

Know Your Records Program

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The Know Your Records program provides educational resources on how to access and do research using U.S. Federal Government records held at the National Archives and Records Administration.

Videos on YouTube

View videos from previous events on people, places, events and other popular topics of interest for your research from these playlists.

African American Records

World War II Photo

 Arts & Culture

Declaration of Independence

America's Founding Documents


Events, Centennials & Holidays

US Capitol Dome Federal Government globe



Foreign Policy, Military Records & Investigations

group of people





Preserving Family Records


Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology

Native American Records

U.S Veterans


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We also invite you to share examples of how our records are used by you to produce books, articles, documentaries, and other publications by emailing

Presentation Ideas

Are you looking for a way to present research work done at the National Archives?

You can submit your ideas for a presentation at

Attending Events

Live Video Broadcasts

Live video broadcasts take place on YouTube. Submit questions by first logging into YouTube, and then typing questions into the chat section.  We will address them during the live event.

William G. McGowan Theater

All Know Your Records programs are free. Reservations are not required. Audience attending William G. McGowan Theater events will use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Information on transportation.


Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to or call 202.357.5260 in advance.



History Hub

Find answers to your research questions at History Hub


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.