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Press Release
May 12, 2011

The National Archives Presents Daytime Programs in June

Washington, DC…The National Archives presents five daytime programs in June, on topics ranging from a discussion about the U.S. Congress in the aftermath of 9/11 to the return of Archives Jeopardy! These events are free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is located on the National Mall and is fully accessible. Attendees should use the special events entrance on Constitution Avenue at Seventh Street, NW.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE:  Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer
Friday, June 10, at 10 AM –2 PM, National Archives, corner of Constitution Avenue and Ninth Street, NW
Two-time Grammy Award®–winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer perform traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing, and children’s music. Each concert begins on the hour between 10 AM and 2 PM.

PANEL DISCUSSION:  Responding to a National Crisis: Congress in the Aftermath of 9/11
Tuesday, June 14, at 2 PM, William G. McGowan Theater
Four former members of Congress and one former member of the Bush administration discuss the relationship between Congress and the Executive Branch through 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. Moderated by ABC News reporter, Ann Compton, panelists include Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA), former Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-IL), and Congressman Ben Gilman (R-NY). Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

GAME SHOW:  Return of Archives JEOPARDY!
Thursday, June 16 at noon, William G. McGowan Theater
Back by popular demand, Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero will host a food-themed “Archives Jeopardy!” Audience members will be selected to test their historical knowledge and win prizes.

CONFERENCE:  Ronald Reagan Centennial Youth Conference
Monday, June 20 at 2 PM, William G. McGowan Theater
Join us as students examine the role of civil discourse and its significance from the founding of the United States to our present democracy. Presented in partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and the Close-Up Foundation. Seating will be limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To verify dates and times of the programs, call 202-357-5000 or view the Calendar of Events online. To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call (202) 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event.

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