National Archives Traveling Exhibits
The National Archives offers 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 20 years, the National Archives has been traveling high quality museum exhibits to institutions across the country. 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.
One Half of the People: Advancing Equality for Women
When our Constitution was written, it was silent on women. Excluded from most of the rights and privileges of citizenship women operated in limited and rigid roles while enslaved women were excluded from all. Yet women have actively participated as citizens—organizing, marching, petitioning—since the founding of our country. Sometimes quietly, and sometimes with a roar, women’s roles and the opening words of the Constitution “We, the People” have been redefined.
Organized by the National Archives, the exhibit is presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, and AARP. Additional support provided by AT&T, Facebook, and FedEx. View more information and visit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.
This exhibit is fully booked.
Rightfully Hers Pop-up Display
The ratification of the 19th Amendment was a landmark moment in American history that dramatically changed the electorate. It enshrined in the United States Constitution fuller citizenship for women and a more expansive democracy for the nation. This pop-up display contains simple messages about the expansion of the vote to millions of women, before and after the 19th amendment, and its impact today. An educational tool for teaching about American government, the engaging and interpretative display is lightweight, easy to set-up, and requires no tools or walls. The Rightfully Hers Pop-up Display was created by the National Archives and is presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, and Denise Gwyn Ferguson.
High-resolution poster versions can be downloaded here:
Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage
Illustrates 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. Visit www.ijarchive.org.