The National Archives at New York City

New York: An American Capital

Exhibit Opening: December 14 - 17, 2006

As part of a special event, the exhibit opening featured a limited viewing of the original New York Ratification of the U.S. Bill of Rights. This was the first time since 1790 that this document had been in New York. The original has since been returned to the National Archives in Washington, DC. A facsimile of the New York Ratification document is still on exhibit. Read more about the document and see a digital image here

Related events included four days of special programs with free tours, family activities, and interpreters in period costumes. For details see:

New York: An American Capital

Press Releases:
December 14, 2006: On Exhibit, "New York: An American Capital"
December 14, 2006: "National Archives Announces Major Venue in New York City"
December 13, 2006: "Background on the Bill of Rights and the New York Ratification of the Bill of Rights"
December 7, 2006: The National Archives To Announce Major Venue in New York City
November 2, 2006: Original New York Bill of Rights Ratification on Display at Federal Hall

Schedules, Thursday - Sunday, December 14 - 17, 2006
Date Time Events
Thursday,
December 14
1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. 1:00 p.m. - Federal Hall opening.
1:00 - 5:00p.m. Exhibits open to the public.
Friday, December 15
(Bill of Rights Day)
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Interpretive programs, exhibits all day.
Saturday,
December 16
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Interpretive programs, exhibits all day.
Sunday,
December 17
9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. Interpretive programs, exhibits all day.

Contact:

For additional information, please contact the National Archives Northeast Region -
New York City by telephone: 212-401-1620 or toll free at 1-866-840-1752 or e-mail: newyork.archives@nara.gov.

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