Media Preview for Part Two of National Archives Civil War Exhibit
Media Alert · Friday, October 29, 2010

Washington, DC

What:  Washington, DC…Media preview and lunch to launch part two of the National Archives’ major exhibit marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, Discovering the Civil War: Consequences. The original Emancipation Proclamation will be on special display during the preview. RSVPs requested, e-mail:

The National Archives will peel back 150 years of accumulated analysis, interpretation, and opinion to reveal a Civil War that is little-known and even more rarely displayed in Part Two of its exhibit in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The exhibit is presented by the Center for the National Archives Experience and supported by the Foundation for the National Archives.

Discovering the Civil War Part Two: Consequences is free and open to the public, and will be on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, November 10, 2010, through April 17, 2011. The National Archives is located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. Fall/Winter Exhibit Hall hours are 10 A.M. – 5:30 PM daily, except Thanksgiving and December 25 (through March 14). Spring hours are 10 AM – 7 PM (March 15-Labor Day).

Who:  Archivist of the United States, David S. Ferriero
Executive Director of the Foundation for the National Archives, Thora Colot
Director of the Center for the National Archives Experience, Marvin Pinkert

Where:   The Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, National Archives Building, Washington, DC
Please use the 700 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW entrance

When:  Thursday, November 4, 2010
11:45 a.m.—Luncheon
12:15 p.m.—Remarks
12:30 p.m.—Exhibit Tours

Please Note: No Artificial Light May Be Used in the Exhibition.

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For more information about Discovering the Civil War or to obtain images of items included in the exhibit, call the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.


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