December 29, 2006
National Archives Exhibitions Remain Open January 2
Washington, DC…The exhibitions in the National Archives Building, located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Street, NW, will remain open to the public on January 2, as a tribute to President Gerald R. Ford. Hours are 10 AM to 5:30 PM, including New Year’s Day.
Exhibitions currently on display include:
Special Display Remembering President Ford:
Featuring Congressman Ford's First Oath of Office, January 3, 1949 and President Ford's Final State of the Union Address, January 12, 1977. The documents will be on display through Thursday, January 11, 2007 in the East Rotunda Gallery.
Charters of Freedom:
The Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are on permanent display in the Rotunda of the National Archives. In the cases flanking the Charters of Freedom is “A New World Is at Hand, ” a changing selection of milestone documents that tells the story of their creation and impact.
The Public Vaults:
An interactive exhibit that allows visitors to see and explore documents, maps, films, and photographs of both great national events and the lives of individual Americans. On permanent display.
Eyewitness-American Originals from the National Archives:
Gripping eyewitness accounts, in the form of letters, diaries, audio and film recordings, chronicle dramatic moments in U.S. history. Through January 2, 2007 in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery.
The National Archives research rooms will be closed on January 2, 2007.
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For press information contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at 202-357-5300.