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Events for Students, Teachers, and Families

Virtual Pajama Party on September 25th

Virtual Pajama Party Saturday, September 25, at 8 pm ET

Join us for a Virtual Pajama Party on Saturday, September 25, 2021, from 8 to 9 pm ET!

This online event for kids aged 8–12 and their families will focus on Sylvia & Aki, an inspiring book based on a true story. The program will feature civil-rights activist and title character Sylvia Mendez, and acclaimed author Winifred Conkling.

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Recorded Past Programs

Young Learners Program with image of Ida B. Wells reenactor

This series of short programs connects young learners directly to history and the historical documents of the National Archives through historical reenactment.

 

Virtual Pajama Party

Our past pajama parties for kids aged 8–12 focused on sports and history.

In March 2021 we focused on women's history in sports, the Olympics, and gymnastics. Participants read I Got This: To Gold and Beyond, by gymnast Laurie Hernandez. They learned about historical documents in the National Archives and participated in fun activities!

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Our October 2020 Virtual Pajama Party focused on Jackie Robinson, including his barrier-breaking career in baseball – but also his lifelong commitment to civil rights work through civic engagement and advocacy. Participants read The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson.

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The Write Stuff: Records on Women's Battle for the Ballot

The research and writing process is crucial to any successful manuscript—even more so for works of nonfiction that rely upon first-person source material to tell a story.

The Write Stuff included three authors talking about their work on researching women’s rights and suffrage and the movement that followed.

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