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Press Release
April 8, 1999
NARA Remains Open During NATO Summit, April 23-25

Washington, DC. . .The National Archives Building, located on Constitution Avenue, between 7th and 9th Streets, NW, will be open to visitors and researchers during its normal hours of operation on April 23 through 25, when the 50th Anniversary NATO Summit is held in Washington, DC.

Exhibition Hall hours are 10 A.M. to 9 P.M., seven days a week. For information on the free exhibitions and public programs, the public may call the National Archives recorded events line at (202) 501-5000. The hearing impaired may call TDD (202) 501-5404.

Researchers should use the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the building. Hours of operation are Friday, April 23, from 8:45 A.M. to 9 P.M., and Saturday, April 24 from 8:45 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. The research side of the building is closed on Sundays.

In a special document display observing the 50th Anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the National Archives and Records Administration is exhibiting several pages of the original North Atlantic Treaty signed by Secretary of State Dean Acheson for the United States, dated April 4, 1949. The documents, lent by the U.S. Department of State, are on display in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building through Wednesday, April 21, 1999. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

A number of streets in and around the Federal Triangle will be closed April 23-25. Visitors and researchers to the National Archives are encouraged to use Metrorail or other public transportation to minimize traffic congestion. "Archives/Navy Memorial," on the Yellow and Green lines, is the closest stop to the National Archives Building

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.

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