National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service
The National Archives Traveling Exhibits Service (NATES) offers affordable traveling exhibits for museums, libraries, historic sites, and cultural centers that engage and inspire diverse audiences. These exhibits draw from the holdings of the National Archives—a national network of Federal archives, Presidential libraries, and records centers.
For more than 15 years, the National Archives has been traveling high quality museum exhibits to institutions across the country. We offer exhibits in all shapes and sizes to fit a variety of needs and hosting institutions. Whether you are looking for a small, inexpensive exhibit, a large, original document-based exhibit, or a high-impact single document, NATES can help you. View our current exhibits below, or contact us at NATES@nara.gov or 816.268.8088 for more information on how to host a National Archives exhibit.
Amending America: The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights illustrates how America came to have the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and gives a close look at each amendment and how they have protected citizens. Presented in part by AT&T, HISTORY®, and the National Archives Foundation.View more information and visit Amending America.
National History, Native Voices: Records of the American Indian Experience
Reveals surprising examples of Federal records with authentic Native voices that relate the American Indian experience as it was lived. View more information.
National Archives documents from the founding era of the United States to chronicle the creation of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. View more information.
Attachments: Faces and Stories from America’s Gates
Chronicles the men, women, and children who left traces of their journeys to America’s entry ways from the 1880s through WWII. View more information.
Propaganda in Black and White: An Exploration of Overt and Covert U.S. Government Propaganda
Explore a fascinating array of materials that illuminate the image America has sought to impress upon itself and the world, as well as the tactics it has used in the name of freedom. View more information.
Showcasing fifty rarely seen documents from the National Archives that offer fascinating insights into the towering figures and events in American history. View more information.
features images of the Vietnam War taken by military photographers that give an intimate and ground up view of the war and those who fought it. View more information.
Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage
Illustrating the remarkable survival of over 2,700 Jewish books and tens of thousands of documents from the flooded basement of Iraq’s Central Intelligence Headquarters in 2003. View more information and visit www.ija.archives.gov.
Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I
Drawing on the unparalleled photographic holdings of the National Archives to capture the patriotic fervor of draft registration, the emotional good-byes of men leaving for training camps, the “hoopla” of Liberty Loan drives, the craze for volunteerism, and the violence of vigilantism. View more information.
Over There: Americans Abroad in World War I
Showcasing overseas military photography from the holdings of the National Archives, including from the fronts, behind the lines, and the consequences of the war and how it was remembered. View more information.