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August 10, 2009

National Archives Hosts “Back to School” Event for Media

Exclusive Media-Only Tour of Boeing Learning Center

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WHAT: Washington, DC…Just in time for the start of the new school year, the National Archives will host a media tour of its new state of the art Boeing Learning Center in the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The media will take an interactive and innovative “field trip.” Join us as we embark upon an Archival Adventure, discover the roles of an archivist and researcher, and explore first hand historical accounts using the holdings of the National Archives.

The Boeing Learning Center attracts visitors from across the country and around the world. The center features both a ReSource Room and Learning Lab.

The ReSource Room provides students, parents and educators with fresh and engaging approaches to working with primary source documents. The media will participate in “Archival Adventures”— hands-on activities that encourage historical discovery— and explore online resources.

In the Learning Lab, the media will engage in a simulation where they take on the roles of researchers and archivists charged with an important mission: to provide the President of the United States with real-life examples of the Constitution in action for a new Constitution Day campaign.

(Note to Regional Press: Contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff to see if school groups from your state have visited the Boeing Learning Center.)

WHO: Marvin Pinkert, Director, Center for the National Archives Experience; Megan Jones, National Archives education specialist; and Kenneth Lore, Chairman and President, Foundation for the National Archives

WHEN: Thursday, August 20, 2009. 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Boeing Learning Center, National Archives Building
Constitution Avenue and 9th Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20408

Note: The Media should use the Special Events entrance located on Constitution Avenue and 7th Streets, NW. Reservations are suggested, but not required. Call 202-357-5300.

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