2016 Press Releases

Press Preview for National Archives “Amending America” Exhibit March 8
Media Alert · Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Washington, DC

Discover the opportunities and challenges of changing our Constitution


See the Amending America online Press Kit

More Information

Read exhibition co-curator Christine Blackerby's “Amending America” article in the National Archives' quarterly Prologue Magazine

National Archives Opens "Amending America" Exhibit March 11, 2016 12/2/15


A special press-only "sneak peek" of Amending America, a new exhibit celebrating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Featuring more than 50 original documents from the National Archives, this exhibit highlights the remarkably American story of how we have amended, or attempted to amend, the Constitution in order to form "a more perfect union."

Press and visitors are invited to share their thoughts on social media using hashtag #AmendingAmerica.


David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
A'Lelia Bundles, National Archives Foundation Chair
Christine Blackerby, Exhibition Curator


Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.


The Boeing Learning Center and Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

Christine Blackerby and co-curator Jennifer Johnson will lead a tour of the exhibit in the O'Brien Gallery following the remarks.

Please use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.

Amending America is free and open to the public, and will be on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, from March 11, 2016, through September 4, 2017. The National Archives is located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, NW. National Archives Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, except Thanksgiving and December 25. For information on National Archives public programs, call 202-357-5000, or view the Calendar of Events online.

Amending America is presented in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of AT&T, HISTORY®, and the Lawrence F. O'Brien Family.

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For more information about Amending America or to obtain images of items included in the exhibition, call the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.

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Using hashtag #AmendingAmerica


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