National Archives Public Programs in October
Press Release · Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Washington, DC

In October, 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 book talks with award-winning authors and live concerts as well as a continuation of the Young Learners Program

(In person) Sunday Concert Series at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum
Sunday, October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, at 2 p.m. PT 
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Yorba Linda, CA
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October 1: Roger Williams Birthday Performance Celebration
October 8: Boris Berman - Pianist
October 15:  “Fantasy through Songs” Xiao-Ling Wang - Soprano and Agatha Hou – Pianist
October 22: Pelican International Piano Competition - Winners Concert
October 29: Darrin Blumfield - Pianist

(In person) ConocoPhillips White House Lecture: Secretary Henry Cisneros
Wednesday, October 4, at 5:30 p.m. CT
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, TX
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The Mosbacher Institute invites you to attend the rescheduled ConocoPhillips White House Lecture featuring Secretary Henry Cisneros, 10th U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and former Mayor of San Antonio. Cisneros will be speaking about the role of modernized infrastructure in the nation’s economic and national security future.

(Online) Hispanic Medal of Honor Recipients
Tuesday, October 10, at 1 p.m. ET 
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Since the creation of the Medal of Honor by the United States Congress in 1861, 60 Americans of Hispanic heritage have been awarded the nation’s highest decoration for bravery and self-sacrifice in combat. Author Michael Lee Lanning documents what one reader describes as “some of the most extraordinary battlefield exploits ever performed in an American military uniform.” Based on meticulous research, Lanning has assembled authoritative accounts of these heroic individuals and their deeds of valor, from the American Civil War through the most recent campaigns in the Middle East.

(Online) Young Learners Program: Archivist of the United States: Dr. Colleen Shogan
Thursday, October 19, at 1 p.m. ET
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Dr. Colleen Shogan
began her tenure as the 11th Archivist of the United States in May 2023.  Come learn about the important role the Archivist of the United States plays in keeping records of our country safe and accessible for all. Find out how you can become a “citizen archivist” and help our mission to improve access to the records that document our American story. Dr. Shogan will be interviewed by National Archives Education Specialist Dr. Breanne Robertson.

(In person) The Cotton Bowl Classic: A Rich Tradition of Aggie Football
Tuesday, October 24, at 5:30 p.m. CT
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station, TX
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Join us for a discussion by Cotton Bowl greats as they delve into little-known stories, big games, and key players in the rich history of Texas A&M and The Cotton Bowl Classic. Moderated by Texas A&M Athletics host and sideline reporter Will Johnson, the panel will feature Cotton Bowl Hall of Famers Fred McClure and Edd Hargett.  A reception in the rotunda will precede the talk at 5:30. This event is being held in conjunction with the museum’s newest exhibit, A Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told … A Century of Aggie Football, which will be on display in the Ansary Gallery of American History until April 28, 2024.

(In person) The Watchdog: How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two
Wednesday, October 25, at 6 p.m. CT
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence, MO
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In The Watchdog, Steve Drummond—an award-winning senior editor and executive producer at NPR—draws the reader into the fast-paced story of how Harry Truman, still a newcomer to Washington politics, cobbled together a bipartisan team of men and women that took on powerful corporate entities and the Pentagon, placing Truman in the national spotlight and paving his path to the White House. The Watchdog provides readers with a window to a time that was far from perfect but where it was possible to root out corruption and hold those responsible to account.


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