Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan To Speak at The White House Historical Association’s Presidential Sites Summit, September 25
Media Alert · Friday, September 22, 2023
Summit Includes Special Evening Event at the Library of Congress Featuring the heads of the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Park Service, and National Archives
On Monday, September 25, at 7 p.m., Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan will participate in a discussion about Preserving Presidential History at the Library of Congress as part of the White House Historical Association’s Presidential Sites Summit. See a complete schedule of events and list of speakers here.
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A Special Evening Event at the Library of Congress moderated by David M. Rubenstein and featuring the heads of the Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Park Service, and National Archives: “Preserving Presidential History”
WHEN: Monday, September 25, 7-9 p.m., ET
This special program and reception at the Library of Congress features a moderated conversation with Lonnie Bunch, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; Dr. Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress; Chuck Sams, Director of the National Park Service; and Dr. Colleen Shogan, Archivist of the United States. In this first ever gathering of the four federal agencies and cultural institutions that oversee presidential sites, records and history, the group will discuss the role each organization has in preserving presidential history and sharing this history with the public. This program will be livestreamed on the Association’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
The Summit, which runs Monday, Sept. 25, through Thursday, Sept. 28, will also feature these speakers from the National Archives’ Presidential Libraries:
- Jay Barth, Director, William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
- Brooke Clement, Director, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum
- Meredith Evans, Director, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
About The White House Historical Association
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. In 1961, the White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the White House Historical Association has contributed more than $100 million in fulfillment of its mission. To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit https://www.whitehousehistory.org/.
About the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries and online at www.archives.gov.
About the Presidential Libraries
The National Archives and Records Administration operates 15 Presidential Libraries, representing U.S. Presidents from Herbert Hoover through Donald J. Trump. Presidential Libraries and Museums are repositories for each administration's papers, records and historical materials. They preserve and provide access to those materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits to promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience. Described by President Reagan as "classrooms of Democracy," they belong to the American people and give the public insight into the times in which these presidents lived and served the nation. For more information about Presidential Libraries, visit http://www.archives.gov/presidential-libraries.
This page was last reviewed on September 22, 2023.
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