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Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush
  • Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

Author Jodi Kanter examines the architecture, types of curatorial exhibits, common themes, and the Presidential legacy that Presidential libraries use to generate narratives about individual Presidents, historical events, and what it means to be an American.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

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Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.