• National Archives Museum Presents 1789 Senate Mark-up of the Bill of Rights

    August 12, 2014

    The National Archives Museum announces that the Senate’s 1789 draft of the Bill of Rights will be on display from today, August 12 through September 10.   In the summer of 1789, 225 years ago, the Senate took its quill pen to 17 constitutional amendments proposed by... Read more

  • Foundation Partners with DC Fashion Week to Highlight ‘Making Their Mark’

    July 29, 2014

    The Foundation for the National Archives and DC Fashion Week Inc. today announced a new partnership to highlight Washington, D.C.’s rich and diverse culture. Leveraging National Archives Museum’s latest exhibit, Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures, the Foundation will... Read more

  • National Archives Museum Presents Original Tonkin Gulf Resolution

    July 21, 2014

    Fifty years after the passage of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, the National Archives Museum presents the original document that gave President Lyndon B. Johnson the authority to escalate U.S. involvement in Vietnam without a declaration of war.

    The Resolution, passed by Congress on August 7, 1964, and... Read more

  • Foundation Celebrates July 4th With Annual Breakfast

    July 4, 2014

    The Foundation for the National Archives joined its partners at the National Archives to present an exciting day of July 4th activities, welcoming thousands of visitors to the home of the original Declaration of Independence.

    The annual Independence Day celebration, which included patriotic music, a dramatic reading... Read more

  • Congratulations to All National History Day Finalists

    July 2, 2014

    The National History Day competition for 2014 wrapped recently, hosting its Kenneth E. Behring National Contest in College Park, Maryland. Featuring over 250 projects across 18 different categories addressing rights and responsibilities in history, the competition was an apt demonstration of the young researcher’s mental... Read more