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  • November 12 Saturday

    Washington, DC - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    “Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation

    Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? A archivist is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions.
  • November 10 Thursday

    Washington, DC - 2:00pm

    The Federal Register and the Electoral College

    Learn about the Electoral College in Presidential elections and the Federal Register’s role in disseminating government regulations, proposed rules and notices, and other Presidential documents.
  • November 8 Tuesday

    Kansas City, MO - 6:00am to 7:00pm

    Election Day

    The National Archives at Kansas City is a polling site.
  • November 3 Thursday

    Washington, DC - 7:00pm

    Facing Slavery’s Legacy at Georgetown University

    Adam Rothman, professor of history at Georgetown, discusses the university’s roots in the slave economy of early America and their implications for today.
  • October 26 Wednesday

    Online - 10:00am to 3:00pm

    National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

    Participate in our biggest genealogy event of the year! The National Archives will host a free, live, two-day virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, offering advice on family history research...
  • October 22 Saturday

    Washington, DC - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    “Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation

    Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Sign up for first-come, first-served 20-minute appointments with archivist Claire Kluskens at the Microfilm Research desk.
  • October 13 Thursday

    Washington, DC - 12:00pm

    The Year of the Tiger—JFK 1962

    Featuring archival images, film footage, and audio recordings from the National Archives and other sources, this new documentary chronicles the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • October 4 Tuesday

    Washington, DC - 7:00pm

    Equal Means Equal

    Through real-life stories and precedent-setting legal cases, the documentary film looks at how women are treated in the United States today, and presents a compelling and persuasive argument for the urgency of...
  • September 22 Thursday

    Washington, DC - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Educators’ Open House

    Are you a teacher? Have you been wondering what resources the National Archives has for classroom use? Are you planning a field trip to the Archives? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this is the
  • September 17 Saturday

    Washington, DC - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

    “Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation

    Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Archivist Claire Kluskens is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions.
  • Washington, DC - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Constitution Day Family Activities

    Celebrate in the home of this important document by participating in exciting, hands-on activities.
  • September 14 Wednesday

    Washington, DC - 2:00pm

    What’s New at FamilySearch

    FamilySearch provides free online access to over 2,079 record collections with 1.2 billion images, 5.36 billion searchable names, research assistance, genealogical education, community forums, and more.
  • Washington, DC - 12:00pm

    The Cold War: Law, Lawyers, Spies, and Crises

    During the four decades of the Cold War, there were periods of intense crisis, when, almost by accident, the world was spared nuclear war.

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.

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