National Archives Upcoming Events Fall 2004
Press Release ยท Friday, October 29, 2004

CONTACT: NARA Public Affairs Staff
Laura Diachenko (301) 837-1700
Miriam Kleiman (202) 501-5526

Join us for exciting and informative upcoming events. All events are free and open to the public. The National Archives Building is located at Constitution Avenue and 9th St. NW.

The Declaration of Independence: What’s on the Back?
November 19, 2004 - January 9, 2005
What’s on the reverse side of this famous document? A treasure map? A draft of the document? Come see for yourself!

The American Presidency: Photographic Treasures of the National Archives December 7, 2004-February 21, 2005 Presented by U.S. News & World Report, this exhibit will take visitors behind the scenes to see unexpected moments that reveal the character of our Chief Executives over the last 150 years. Photojournalists and editors from U.S. News & World Report have combed the files of the Presidential libraries and the still picture holdings at the National Archives’ College Park, MD, facility to find 40 exceptional images that capture not just the events of public life, but the human qualities of our leaders. The rarely-seen images reproduced in the exhibit reflect the work of the talented White House photographers and their access to the corridors of power. This exhibit will formally inaugurate the new Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery.

Bill of Rights Day and Naturalization Ceremony
December 15, 2004
Celebrate the 213th anniversary of the adoption of the Bill of Rights, with a swearing-in ceremony for new citizens in the National Archives Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom. Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan will preside over 35 petitioners for United States citizenship as they take the oath of citizenship. Archivist of the United States John W. Carlin will make remarks.

Presidential Inauguration, January 2005
January 10-31, 2005
View the first and last pages of President George Washington's First Inaugural Address, delivered in New York City on Apri