The National Archives Hosts Special Public Programs in March
Press Release · Monday, March 6, 2017

Washington, DC

Washington, DC – The National Archives presents a series of daytime public programs in March.  These programs are free and open to the public.  The March 18 genealogy program will be held in the Research Center (Pennsylvania Avenue NW entrance). For all other programs, attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  The building is Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

BOOK TALK Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in WWII

Wednesday, March 8, at noon, William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

In Agent 110, Scott Miller describes how newly minted spy Allen Dulles met with and facilitated the plots of the German Underground. In this work, Dulles exposed the political maneuverings of the Soviets. This event will stream live online. A book signing will follow the program.

STORY TIME:  Special Program for Pre-Schoolers and Adults

Wednesday, March 15, at 10 a.m., Boeing Learning Center

Story time is designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and accompanying adults. Children practice their listening skills, sing songs, and make crafts. March’s theme is Amelia Earhart.

Featured “Hands On” Activity in ReSource Room: Articles of Confederation
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Boeing Learning Center ReSource Room

The Articles of Confederation, our country’s first constitution, was ratified on March 1, 1781. Stop by the ReSource Room this month to play Foundation of Our Nation. Be a part of the Continental Congress, and learn about the Articles’ strengths and weaknesses.

GENEALOGY:  “Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation

Saturday, March 18, noon-4 p.m., Research Center (Penn. Avenue Entrance)    
Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you? Archivist Claire Kluskens is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer your questions. Sign up for first-come, first-served 20-minute appointments at the Microfilm Research desk.  Genealogy consultations take place one Saturday a month, in the Microfilm Research Room of the Research Center.

RECORDS TALK:  Death Records from the Numerical Identification System

Thursday, March 23, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
Archives Specialist John LeGloahec will highlight the recent release of the Social Security Administration’s Death Files from the Numerical Identification System (NUMIDENT) and discuss their use in genealogical research. He will also draw parallels to other records in our Access to Archival Databases (AAD) as well as other NUMIDENT files, which will be available soon. Watch this event live here. Presentation materials available online.

FAMILY DAY:  Friendship Between Nations Family Day

Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Boeing Learning Center
Join the National Archives for a fun, activity-filled day exploring the many ways countries show their friendship! Investigate treaties, learn about gifts countries have given, and participate in family activities.  This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the support of John ​Hancock.

BOOK TALK:  Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush

Wednesday, March 29, at noon, William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
Author Jodi Kanter examines the architecture, types of curatorial exhibits, common themes, and the Presidential legacy that Presidential libraries use to generate narratives about individual Presidents, historical events, and what it means to be an American. If you are unable to attend, watch the event live here. A book signing will follow the program.


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