The National Archives Museum depicts our astounding national mosaic and tells the stories of the American journey to young and old, scholars and students, cynics and dreamers. Help us continue our mission.
View a selection of our documents, photographs, video and audio.
Records of Rights in the David M. Rubenstein Gallery
Explore how generations of Americans debated issues such as citizenship, free speech, voting rights, and equal opportunity.
"Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History"
Now open in the O’Brien Gallery
Visit this new exhibit and learn about American debates about alcohol and its place in society.
The Public Vaults
Embark on a virtual journey into the stacks and vaults of the National Archives. See some of the most fascinating original records in our holdings.
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Learn more about the items featured in the exhibit with the free Spirited Republic Catalog!
March 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Then and Now: Women in Civil Rights Leadership
From the early days of the Civil Rights movement, African American women have worked and served in numerous and influential leadership roles. What are their experiences and what changes have taken place in their opportunities, expectations, responsibilities, and obstacles? A panel discusses their personal journeys and the advice they would offer to young women in the struggle for equality. Presented in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture. This program is generously supported by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc.
Did you miss one of our fantastic programs? The National Archives Experience is proud to offer a selection of streaming video programs from our public program repertoire.