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Win Tickets for Three for the National Archives Foundation’s February Sleepover in the Rotunda

January 5, 2016

The National Archives Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the National Archives, has launched a giveaway for free tickets for 1 adult and two children to attend its upcoming February sleepover at:

The February 6, 2016, “History, Heroes and Treasures” sleepover invites children (aged 8-12 years old) and their parents to spend the night in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, the permanent home of the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

The February sleepover will highlight heroes in American history. It will feature numerous hands-on activities in the National Archives Museum through which participants will learn to become hero citizens before rolling out their sleeping bags to spend the night in the historic National Archives Rotunda. The next morning, they will enjoy breakfast – including pancakes flipped by the Archivist of the United States – and more activities before departing with special memories, new friends, and a great story to tell when they get back home.

Since 2014, the Foundation has held five sold-out sleepovers. Read more at Sleepover at the National Archives: 3 reasons your family will love it and watch a short video here.

Tickets to the sleepover are $125 per person ($100 for Foundation members) and are available at

History, Heroes & Treasures is supported by the National Archives Foundation; John Hancock Financial; and American Heritage™ Chocolate.

About the National Archives Foundation

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at

About the National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at

About the National Archives Museum

The National Archives Museum, created by the National Archives in partnership with the National Archives Foundation, has transformed the visitor experience at the National Archives’ Washington, DC building, and includes a renovated Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, the David M. Rubenstein Gallery with the Records of Rights permanent exhibition, the award-winning Public Vaults permanent gallery, the William G. McGowan Theater, the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery for special exhibits, the Boeing Learning Center, the Digital Vaults online exhibit, and the DocsTeach website. These components make the rich resources of the National Archives accessible to Americans nationwide.


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