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®, Seedlings Foundation 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.
One Half of the People: Advancing Equality for Women
Drawing on National Archives' records, this exhibit illustrates the involvement of American women to secure their essential citizenship rights. 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.
World War II: Americans at War
Photography exhibit depicting ways Americans supported World War II, from efforts on the home front to the men and women who served in the military. View more information.
Beyond Our World: Reaching for the Moon
From the creation of NASA in 1958 to the United States putting a man on the moon just eleven years later, this exhibit spotlights some of the moments behind the historic achievement of reaching the moon. View more information.
Picturing Nam: U.S. Military Photography of the Vietnam War
Photography exhibit featuring 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. Presented in part by the Lawrence F. O'Brien Family, Pritzker Military Museum & Library, AARP, and the National Archives Foundation. View more information and visit Remembering Vietnam.
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. View more information and visit www.ija.archives.gov.
Over Here: Americans at Home in World War I
Draws 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
Showcases 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.
Marquee Documents: 19th Amendment Ratification
Jewel-box exhibit featuring original state ratification documents that tell the powerful story of how the 19th Amendment profoundly changed the American electorate. View more information.
For more information on how to host a National Archives exhibit, contact us at NATES@nara.gov or 816.268.8088.