National Archives Public Programs in May
Press Release · Monday, May 1, 2023

Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2023 –  In May, the National Archives will present free public programs at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, at its Presidential Libraries nationwide, and online. Programs this month include our annual Genealogy Series and a number of programs connected to the current DC exhibit All American: The Power of Sports

(In Person and Online) “Women’s Voices For Peace: The Good Friday Agreement 25 Years Later" 
Monday, May 1, at 6 p.m. CT
William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, Little Rock, AR

Register to attend in person or online
The Clinton Presidential Center Presents “Women’s Voices For Peace: The Good Friday Agreement 25 Years Later.” Join us for a timely conversation that will convene women from the Clinton administration who participated in the peace negotiations that led to the Good Friday Agreement. Women understood the cost of the violence and were an integral part of designing the agreement, which has delivered peace for a generation. Susan Brophy, Kitty Higgins, Amb. Nancy Soderberg, and Amb. Melanne Verveer will discuss how the women of Northern Ireland played a critical role in reaching peace and their ongoing role in shaping the future of the society across both communities. 

*(Online Only) Book Talk – The First Kentucky Derby: Thirteen Black Jockeys, One Shady Owner, and the Little Red Horse That Wasn’t Supposed to Win
Tuesday, May 2, at 1 p.m. ET
Register to attend online; watch on the National Archives YouTube Channel

Over its nearly century-and-a-half history, the Kentucky Derby has grown to be one of the biggest sporting events of the year, attracting 150,000 spectators at the track and nearly 15 million television viewers on the first Saturday each May. But in 1875, the year of the first Derby, it was a different time. The majority of jockeys were Black, in stark contrast to the present-day Derby. Racing historian Mark Shrager examines the events leading up to the first “Run for the Roses,” the unsuccessful effort that the winning owner might have made to rig the race for his preferred horse, and the prominent role played by African Americans in Gilded Age racing culture—a holdover from pre-emancipation days, when the enslaved were trained from birth to ride for their wealthy owners and grew up surrounded by the horses that would be their life’s work.

(In Person Only) Book Talk – His Majesty's Airship: The Life and Tragic Death of the World's Largest Flying Machine
Tuesday, May 2, at 7 p.m. ET 
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA

From the bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Empire of the Summer Moon comes a stunning historical tale of the rise and fall of the world’s largest airship—and the doomed love story between an ambitious British officer and a married Romanian Princess at its heart.

(Online Only) Genealogy Series – Civilians at War: Records of Participation in U.S. Military Conflicts
Wednesday, May 3, 1 p.m. ET
No registration required; watch on the
National Archives YouTube Channel
Claire Kluskens discusses ways in which civilians supported a war or were directly affected by it, with a focus on the American Revolution to World War I. These wars provided opportunities for employment by civilian or military agencies to provide goods, services, or loans. Other individuals sought reimbursement after suffering property loss. We’ll show examples of online records that document these relationships with the federal government (ca. 1776–1918) and Confederate States government (1861–65). Learn more about the Genealogy Series.

(In Person and Online) An Evening with Chris Martin
Wednesday, May 3 at 6 p.m. ET
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Register to attend in person; Register to attend online.
Join us for “An Evening with Chris Martin” the sixth-generation owner of the iconic Martin Guitar. Founded in 1833, in New York City, C.F. Martin & Co. has been making the world’s finest acoustic guitars for nearly 200 years. Martin will bring prototypes from his personal collection and share stories from his 35 years at the helm of this American brand. Hear the instruments live from Martin clinician and singer/songwriter, Craig Thatcher.

Before Martin takes the stage, listen to a live performance by the School of Rock House Band. This program gives students under 18 the opportunity to join a band composed of fellow musicians from their school. 

*(In Person and Online) Panel Discussion – Girl Power: Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Athletes
Thursday. May 4, at 5 p.m. ET
William G. McGowan Theater
Register to attend in person or online; watch on the National Archives YouTube Channel.

Join us for an evening of pure inspiration as we talk all things girl power and sports. A panel of accomplished women in sport will recount their career journeys and how they tackled the belief that “girls can’t do that,” inspiring girls to pursue their dreams by trusting their inner voice and never settling for “no.” Natalie Kalibat, American sportscaster and former diving champion, will moderate the discussion among Play Like a Girl Ambassadors Monica Abbott, one of the most decorated players in the history of softball; Bethany Donaphin, former WNBA basketball player who is now Head of League Operations; and Patricia Mangan, two-time Olympic alpine skier. These four remarkable athletes will share how a background in sports led them to success—on and off the field of play. Dr. Kimberly Clay, founder and CEO of Play Like a Girl, will deliver welcoming remarks. 

This program is hosted in partnership with Play Like a Girl, a national nonprofit organization that leverages the skills girls gain from sport to help prepare them for competitive, male-dominated careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 

Play Like a Girl invites attendees to a networking reception and photo opportunity with the athlete ambassadors immediately following the panel discussion. 

This program supports the current National Archives exhibit All American: The Power of Sports, which opened in September 2022. The exhibit will be open for viewing prior to the program. 

(In Person Only) Book Talk – Birchers: How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right
Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. ET 
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA

At the height of the John Birch Society’s activity in the 1960s, critics dismissed its members as a paranoid fringe. After all, “Birchers” believed that a vast communist conspiracy existed in America and posed an existential threat to Christianity, capitalism, and freedom. But as historian Matthew Dallek reveals, the Birch Society’s extremism remade American conservatism. 

(In Person Only) Astros Championship Trophy Tour
Friday, May 5, at 4 p.m. CT
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, TX

The Bush Library and Museum will be hosting the 2022 Astros World Series Championship trophy. Viewing will be free for all visitors.

The Astros Championship Trophy Tour, presented by Woodforest National Bank, is making its only known stop in the Brazos Valley! Come relive the magic of the Astros 2022 World Series victory. Fans are invited to take photos with the trophy, either individually or in small groups. You can use your own camera, and we will have a photographer on site. For more information, please email

(In Person Only) Celebrate! with Triveni Indian Dance Ensemble in Rhythms of India
Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. ET
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA
Registration is required. 

Learn about many fascinating Hindu deities—from stories of Ganesha, the playful elephant-headed God, to the dances to rhythms of drums by Nataraja, a depiction of Shiva as the Lord of Dance—in a stunning performance with beautiful costumes and traditional dance styles from India.

The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages five and up, highlights America’s rich cultural diversity through the arts. This program is tied directly to President and Mrs. Kennedy’s concern for and support of the arts and culture in a democratic society. Thanks to generous support from the Martin Richard Foundation and the Mass Cultural Council, all performances are free.

(In Person Only) House Band Performance by School of Rock
Saturday, May 6, at 1 p.m. ET
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Join us for performances by the School of Rock student House Band and their teachers, too!School of Rock is the world's largest multi-location music school, with tens of thousands of musicians going through classes, workshops, camps and performance programs every day. Founded as a single school in Philadelphia, PA, in 1998, School of Rock now has over 300 locations in 15 different countries, helping aspiring musicians master skills and unleash creativity.

(In Person Only) Spring Story Time
Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m. ET
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Join us for stories of springtime fun. We’ll learn about rainy days, outdoor games, and a window box flower garden. Plus we’ll do a fun and colorful craft activity. Children of all ages are welcome!

(In Person Only) Sunday Concert Series
Sunday, May 7, 14, 21, and 28, at 2 p.m. PT
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Yorba Linda, CA

May 7: Inhyun Lee and Ena Kim – Two Pianists Concert
May 14: Placentia Community Chorus
May 21: New Orange County Children’s Chorus
May 28: Ensemble Synesthesia Sinfonietta, featuring Isaiah Castro, Conductor and Composer and Daniela Mars, Flute

(Online Only) Book Talk – Continental Reckoning: The American West in the Age of Expansion
Tuesday, May 9, at 1 p.m. ET
Register to attend online; watch on the
National Archives YouTube Channel
In Continental Reckoning, historian Elliott West presents a sweeping narrative and a fresh approach to the dawn of the American West and its vital role in the transformation of the nation. From the expansion to the Pacific, to the story of numerous vibrant Native cultures, to the infrastructure of rails, telegraph wires, and roads, the author offers a fresh approach to the American West, one of the most pivotal periods of American history, arguing that these changes should be given equal billing with the Civil War in this crucial transition of national life.

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation. 

(Online Only) Genealogy Series – Basic Military Records at the National Archives: Revolutionary War to 1917
Wednesday, May 10, at 1 p.m. ET
No registration required; watch on the
National Archives YouTube Channel
John Deeben outlines basic military records held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The records cover the “Old Military” period from the Revolutionary War to 1917 and are characterized by different types of service, including volunteer service (state regiments and militias) as well as the Regular military (Army, Navy, and Marine Corps). Each type of service was documented differently, but there are also basic records common to all types of service. Learn more about the Genealogy Series.

(Online and In Person) Book Talk – Unlikely Heroes: Franklin Roosevelt, His Four Lieutenants, and the World They Made 
Wednesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. ET 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY

Registration for in-person attendance is required; watch online YouTube, Twitter, or Facebook 

The FDR Presidential Library presents a conversation and book signing with Derek Leebaert, author of Unlikely Heroes; Franklin Roosevelt, His Four Lieutenants, and the World They Made

(In Person Only) Book Talk  Unmasking the Klansman: The Double Life of Asa and Forrest Carter
Wednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. ET
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA

Unmasking the Klansman may read like a work of fiction, but it’s actually a biography of Asa Carter, one of the South’s most notorious white supremacists. During the 1950s, the North Alabama political firebrand became known across the region for his right-wing radio broadcasts and leadership in the white Citizens’ Council movement. Later using the name “Forrest" Carter, he published three successful Western novels. Author Dan T. Carter uncovered “Forrest" Carter's true identity while researching his biography of George Wallace, and he exposed Carter's deception in a New York Times op-ed.

(In Person and Online) Jazz and Guitar, A Truly American Experience with Ilya Lushta
Wednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. ET
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Registration for in-person attendance; registration for online attendanc
The Gerald R. Ford Museum and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation welcome jazz guitarist and vocalist Ilya Lushtak. The evening will be filled with a jazz guitar, vocal, and educational tour that will combine America’s love of the guitar and the musical genre that was born here.

Jazz guitarist and vocalist Ilya Lushtak has been an important part of the New York jazz scene for over a decade. His musical experience includes years of performance and recording with the likes of Hank Jones, Barry Harris, Jimmy Cobb, Cedar Walton, Mel Rhyne, Louis Hayes, Rufus Reid, Mickey Roker, Charles Earland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy Lovelace, Curtis Lundy, Joe Magnarelli, David Hazeltine, as well as working in the quintet and quartet of Frank Wess.

(In Person Only) Educator Appreciation Night
Wednesday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. CT
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Austin, TX
Register online.

The LBJ Library would like to honor and appreciate our hard-working educators. Join us on for an evening dedicated to celebrating educators with food, drinks, exhibits open only to educators, and door prizes.

This event is free, but registration is required. Registration closes May 2, at 10 p.m. 

(In Person Only) Dineh Tah’ Navajo Cultural Program: Presentation - "FDR and the Native New Deal" 
Thursday, May 11, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET 
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY
Registration for in-person attendance at the 3 p.m. program is required.
Registration for in-person attendance at the 6 p.m. program is required.

The FDR Library and Home will present an afternoon of programs with the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Cultural Program. The 3 p.m. program will feature Tradition Keeper and Director of the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers Shawn Price speaking on "FDR and the Native New Deal." The 6 p.m. program will feature the Traditional Dance Performance of the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers. 

*(In Person Only) Sports in the Archives Family Day
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. ET
Boeing Learning Center, National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

Play ball! Join us in person at the National Archives as we explore the wide world of sporting with our new exhibit All American: The Power of Sports. Participate in exciting activities and learn how well-known athletes and competitions shaped American history on and off the field. Whether you are a star athlete or a sideline spectator, this family-friendly event has records and activities for you!

(Online and In Person) The Good Country, Jon Lauck
Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. ET
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Registration for in-person attendance; registration for online attendance. 

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum welcome Jon Lauck to discuss his book The Good Country: A History of the American Midwest, 1800–1900. His book describes a rich civic culture that prized education, literature, libraries, and the arts; developed a stable social order grounded in Victorian norms, republican virtue, and Christian teachings; and generally put democratic ideals into practice to a greater extent than any nation to date.

(In Person Only) Veterans Speak Up 
Tuesday, May 16, at 7 p.m. PT 
Theater 37 at the Sunday, May 7, 14, 21, and 28, at 2 p.m. PT
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, CA
Register online for in-person attendance. 

Join us for a public performance of veterans sharing their personal experiences. This performance is the culmination of a six-week theater workshop with local veterans. Through the power of personal narratives, Veterans Speak Up provides veterans the opportunity to share their stories and express themselves in hopes to promote social healing and deepen our communities' understanding of our local heroes. 

The performance was organized by the Chance Theater, Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Assistance League Anaheim, and Veterans Outreach OC.

Please note that this presentation may include discussion of intense warfare and adult language and is recommended for ages 13 and up.

(Online Only) Genealogy Series – National Archives at St. Louis: Understanding the 1973 NPRC Fire and Its Impact on Genealogical Research
Wednesday, May 17, at 1 p.m. ET
No registration required; watch on the
National Archives YouTube Channel
The catastrophic fire at the National Personnel Records Center in 1973 destroyed millions of military personnel records and presents a variety of challenges for researchers. Eric Kilgore will examine the fire, record losses, and common myths and will provide guidance on how to research the records of veterans who were affected by the fire. Part of overcoming these challenges is knowing about other records that are available to supplement information lost in the fire. This presentation will highlight those records at the National Archives at St. Louis and their usefulness for unlocking information from the past. Learn more about the Genealogy Series

(In Person and Online) Book Talk – Mourning the Presidents: Loss and Legacy in American Culture
Wednesday, May 17, at 6 p.m. ET
William G. McGowan Theater, National Archives Museum, Washington, DC
Register to attend in person or online; watch on the National Archives YouTube Channel

Mourning the Presidents brings together renowned and emerging scholars to examine how different generations and communities of Americans have eulogized and remembered U.S. Presidents since George Washington’s death in 1799. Discussing the book will be co-editors Lindsay Chervinsky and Matthew Costello, who will be joined by Andrew M. Davenport and David B. Woolner. 

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation. 

(In Person Only) King: A Life
Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. ET 
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, Atlanta, GA

Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig’s King: A Life is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr.—and the first to include recently declassified FBI files. In this revelatory new portrait of the preacher and activist who shook the world, the bestselling biographer gives us an intimate view of the courageous and often emotionally troubled human being who demanded peaceful protest for his movement but was rarely at peace with himself. He casts fresh light on the King family’s origins as well as MLK’s complex relationships with his wife, father, and fellow activists.

(Online Only) The National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Dolley Madison
Thursday, May 18, at 11 a.m. ET
Watch on the National Archives YouTube Channel

Dolley Madison, wife of President James Madison and White House First Lady, is known for saving our nation’s important papers, including the Declaration of Independence, and Gilbert Stuart's “Lansdowne Portrait” of George Washington from advancing British troops during the War of 1812. A socially engaging, witty, and diplomatic communicator, she set many trends as White House First Lady, including welcoming all political parties, hosting children’s events such as the Easter Egg Roll, and even popularizing ice cream in America. Johanna Dunphy portrays Dolley Madison.

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation.

(Online Only) Book Talk – Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War: The Union Army 
Thursday, May 18, at 1 p.m. ET
Register to attend online; watch on the National Archives YouTube Channel 

What was it like to be Jewish in Lincoln’s armies? The Union army was as diverse as the embattled nation it sought to preserve, comprising a unique mixture of ethnicities, religions, and identities. Almost one Union soldier in four was born abroad, and natives and newcomers fought side by side, sometimes uneasily. Yet though scholars have parsed the trials and triumphs of Irish, Germans, African Americans, and others in the Union ranks, they have remained largely silent on the everyday experiences of the largest non-Christian minority to have served. Adam D. Mendelsohn draws for the first time upon the vast database of verified listings of Jewish soldiers serving in the Civil War as well as letters, diaries, and newspapers to examine the collective experience of Jewish soldiers and to recover their voices and stories. 

This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation. 

(In Person Only) Book Talk – Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life
Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. ET

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Kathryn Cramer Brownell discusses her book Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life. Brownell takes readers behind the camera to explore the negotiations and relationships that developed between key Hollywood insiders and Presidential candidates from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton, analyzing how entertainment replaced party spectacle as a strategy to raise money, win votes, and secure success for all those involved. She demonstrates how Hollywood contributed to the rise of mass-mediated politics, making the 20th century not just the age of the political consultant but also the age of showbiz politics.

(Online Only) “Civics for All of US” Distance Learning Program for Students
The Constitution Rules! (Grades K–2)
Friday, May 19, at 2:15 p.m. ET

Register to attend online
During this program, students will explore the idea of different responsibilities in their community and analyze images that highlight the jobs of the three branches of government as outlined in the Constitution.

(Online Only) “Civics for All of US” Distance Learning Program for Students
Voting Rights, the Constitution, and Representative Government (Grades 6–8)
Friday, May 19, at 4:15 p.m. ET

Register to attend online
Using the Constitution, constitutional amendments, and legislation, students will explore the progression of voting rights in the United States and its impact on representative government. Additional primary source documents from the National Archives, including photographs and political cartoons, will enhance student understanding of the ways in which contemporary events and public civic engagement influence their lives today.

(In Person Only) Summer Film Series: Sgt. Stubby an American Hero
Friday, May 19, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. CT by the Pond
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, TX
Register for in-person attendance.
The first movie of our 2023 Summer Film Series will be Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, the true story of a stray dog who joins his new master on the battlefields of the First World War. For his valorous actions, Sgt. Stubby is still recognized as the most decorated dog in American history. Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is rated PG, and is an hour and 34 minutes long.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we enjoy this film under the stars. Games and free snacks (while supplies last) will begin at 7 p.m., and the movie will start just after sundown. You may bring your picnics and coolers, but please, no pets or glass containers.

This movie is being shown in connection with our new exhibit Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art. The Marine art exhibit features works of art by combat artists, focusing on Marine Corps service immediately following the Vietnam War through recent years. The Marine Corps’ direction to these artists was simply, “Go to war, do art.” The result is rich commentary on the men and women of the Marine Corps who are “no better friend, no worse enemy” in their engagements around the world.

(In Person Only) Teacher Workshop – The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games: Teaching Americans and the Holocaust with National Archives Primary Sources
Saturday, May 20, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. ET
Morning location: U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 
Afternoon location: National Archives Museum

To register, email with “1936 Berlin Olympic Games Teacher Workshop” in the subject line.
The 1936 Berlin Olympic Games were more than just a worldwide sporting event, they were a show of Nazi propaganda, stirring significant debate. Amid reports of the German Reich’s human rights abuses and growing militarism, people in the United States and Europe called for a boycott. Come learn why the boycott movement narrowly failed and what the role of Americans was in the debate. Refill your toolkit with a diverse collection of resources and strategies for teaching Americans and the Holocaust and the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. Middle school and high school teachers in every discipline are invited to participate in this free, in-person workshop, co-hosted by the National Archives and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Lunch will be provided. 

(In Person Only) Strike a Chord, Riverside Guitar School
Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. ET

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Try your hand at learning a chord or two with teachers from Riverside Guitar School. Located in Grand Rapids, MI, Riverside Guitar School is a music school dedicated exclusively to helping students learn and grow as guitarists. From programs for kids ages 4–8 to private lessons for adult guitarists of all levels, they strive to help students enjoy playing the guitar to the best of their ability.

(In Person Only) Who is Austin For? A Conversation on Growth, Class, and Affordability
Tuesday, May 23, at 11:30 a.m. CT
Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Austin, TX
Register online

Austin is the fastest growing major metro era in the country, but the rapid rate of growth has created a crisis of housing and affordability that threatens to push out the people who drive the Austin economy. So it brings to question—who is Austin for? 
Registration and lunch: 11:30 a.m.–noon 
Discussion: noon–1 p.m. 
Panelists include Nora Linares-Moeller, Executive Director, HousingWorks Austin; Adam Orman, Board President and co-founder, Good Work Austin; Peter Schwarz, co-founder and consultant, Sound Music Cities; and Selena Xie, President, Austin EMS Association. Dan Solomon, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly, will act as moderator.

*(Online Only) Book Talk – Power Players: Sports, Politics, and the American Presidency
Tuesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. ET
Register to attend online; watch on the
National Archives YouTube Channel
Author Chris Cillizza presents a colorful look at how modern Presidents play sports and have used sports to play politics as well as what our fan-in-chief can often tell us about our national pastimes. While every modern President has used sports to relate to Joe Q. Public, Power Players turns the lens around to examine how sports have shaped our Presidents and made for some amazing moments in White House history. In the pages of the book, a love of sports shines through as the key to understanding who these Presidents really were and how they chose to play by the rules, and occasionally bluff or cheat, all the while coaching the country into a few quality wins and some notorious losses.

(In Person Only) Brown Bag Lunch – Japan and Japanese-Americans During the Ford Administration
Thursday, May 25, at noon. ET

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, Ann Arbor, MI
During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Ford Library hosts a Brown Bag Lunch lecture on Japan and Japanese-Americans during President Ford’s administration. We’ll showoff historical documents related to Ford’s trip as the first sitting U.S. President to visit Japan, Emperor Hirohito’s visit to the U.S., Ford’s rescinding of Executive Order 9066 (which created the Japanese incarceration camps during World War II), and more. Bring your own lunch, and then take a close-up look at these one-of-a-kind pieces of Asian American history.

(In Person and Online) Lunch & Learn: Ike and Joe, the Best of Enemies
Thursday, May 25, at 1 p.m. CT
Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, Abilene, KS
Live stream on YouTube.

Larry Tye, author of Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy, got first and exclusive access to all of McCarthy’s personal and professional papers, along with his medical records, all of which were under lock and key for more than 60 years. They make clear, among other things, that while President Eisenhower brought down McCarthy, he waited longer than his brother and his aides thought he should, in the process ensuring McCarthy would ruin even more lives and further disrupt the operations of the Senate and the nation. These programs are all made possible courtesy of the Eisenhower Foundation with generous support from the Jeffcoat Memorial Foundation.

(In Person Only) World War II Military Displays: BIVOUAC
May 28-29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. ET

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY
On Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, the lawn in front of the FDR Presidential Library will take on the appearance of a World War II encampment with WWII military displays. Period military vehicles of all sizes and soldiers in battle dress will be on hand to share their love of World War II history.

(Online Only) Genealogy Series – Civilian Conservation Corps Indian Division on the Reservation​
Wednesday, May 31, at 1 p.m. ET
No registration required; watch on the
National Archives YouTube Channel
Researchers may overlook the Civilian Conservation Corps Indian Division (CCC-ID) as it was largely overshadowed by the much larger regular CCC, but it was a landmark program during the 1930s. It employed thousands of Native Americans and brought material aid and conservation efforts to their reservations. The records of those Native American enrollees, what they worked on, and how they lived can be found in the holdings of the National Archives. Learn more about this session by Cody White and the Genealogy Series.

*All American: The Power of Sports and programs presented in conjunction with the exhibit are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of AT&T, AARP, and Mars, Incorporated. Additional support provided by HISTORY® and the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family.


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