Press Release
Press Release ยท Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Press Release
August 3, 2004


September 2004 Free Public Programs at the National Archives

Washington, DC . . . In September, the National Archives and Records Administration showcases its new conference space and state-of-the-art William G. McGowan Theater with an outstanding series of panel discussions, author lectures, and booksignings.

The McGowan Theater and Jefferson Conference Room are located in the National Archives Building on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, Washington, DC. Room G-17 is located in the National Archives Building Research Center. Please note: the public must use the National Archives Building Pennsylvania Avenue entrance between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, to access Room G-17. Some lectures will be repeated at the National Archives at College Park, MD, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, facility.

William G. McGowan Theater: Panel Discussions and Booksignings

Friday, September 10
Women and Our Political Inheritance
Location: McGowan Theater
Time: 7 p.m.

Panelists discuss the role of women in the transmission of the "American Idea" across generations. Participants include Dorie McCullough Lawson, author of Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children (Doubleday, 2004); Amy Schapiro, author of Millicent Fenwick: Her Way; and former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, author of 24 Years of Housework . . . and the Place Is Still a Mess: My Life in Politics (Andrews McMeel, 1998).

Sunday, September 12
Our Founding Fathers and the Charters of Freedom
Location: McGowan Theater
Time: 2-5:30 p.m.

Guest speakers include Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin (Simon and Schuster, 2003); Joel Achenbach, author of The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West (Simon and Schuster, 2004); Stanley Weintraub, author of General Washington's Christmas Farewell: A Mount Vernon Homecoming, 1783 (Free Press, 2003); John Ferling, author of Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 (Oxford University Press); Joseph Ellis, author of Founding Brothers (Knopf, 2002) and the forth