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National Archives Hosts Special Educational Programs in October
Press Release · Friday, October 2, 2015

Washington, DC

The National Archives presents three free educational public programs in October on topics ranging from story time to bookbinding! These programs, for ages ranging from preschool to adult, are free and open to the public and will be held in the Boeing Learning Center of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

American Archives Month Family Activities
Saturday, October 3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

The National Archives has a big job: to preserve, protect, and make accessible the records of the Federal Government. Explore this job and participate in family friendly activities!

Bookbinding Hands-on Adult Education Workshop
Wednesday, October 14, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

October is American Archives Month! This workshop is your chance to get a glimpse into the fascinating practice of bookbinding and the importance of conservation. National Archives conservators Gail Harriman and Steven Loew will share captivating materials from our records, and you’ll learn to bind your own booklet! To register or for more information, email education@nara.gov with “Adult Workshops” in the subject line.

Story Time for Pre-Schoolers and Adults
Wednesday, October 21, 10–11 a.m. Boeing Learning Center ReSource Room

Listen to stories about Halloween in the White House, participate in group activities, and create a craft! Designed for three- to five-year-olds and accompanying adults.

The Boeing Learning Center offers interactive educational activities for all ages and special workshops for students and teachers. Archives staff and volunteers are on hand to answer questions and offer hands-on projects that encourage historical discovery.

  • The Boeing Learning Center ReSource Room
    Drop in during your Museum visit to participate in hands-on activities and programs based on documents, images, maps, posters and more from the inestimable holdings of the National Archives. The ReSource Room is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and reservations are not required. Information on special activities and programs online.
  • The Boeing Learning Center Learning Lab
    Groups of students, scouts, teachers, and families can participate in document-based learning lab programs. Working in replica storage and research spaces, participants will find, select and analyze primary sources, then make connections to bigger ideas about our government and history. Learn more and request a reservation.

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