It gives me great joy to be able to share the treasures of the National Archives with kids and their families.
In January, we held the first-ever National Archives Sleepover in the Rotunda. It was a great way to create a meaningful experience for families, while giving us the opportunity to explain the important role of the Archives in preserving government records and making them accessible to the public.
The first sleepover drew families from around the country- many of whom had never visited the National Archives before! The response was so positive that we decided to invite more families during summer vacation and again in the fall.
Our next sleepover will be held on August 2. It will feature an “Explorers Night” night theme, complete with hands-on activities to help young explorers investigate, – through music, chats with historical figures, games, and more – some of the greatest adventures of all time.
You might even see me flipping pancakes again!
Registration is now open for the August 2 sleepover. For more information, please visit archivesfoundation.org/sleepover.