Our new exhibition, “Amending America,” opens on March 11, 2016. 2016 marks the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, written in 1789 and ratified on December 15, 1791. The original Bill of Rights, on permanent display in the National Archives Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, is still closely connected to the biggest issues … Continue reading Amending America: How do we amend the Constitution?
Last night we opened the David M. Rubenstein Gallery, the home of our new Records of Rights permanent exhibit. The new David M. Rubenstein Gallery, hosting the “Records of Rights” permanent exhibit, which discusses the rights of women, immigrants, and African Americans. David Rubenstein is a passionate advocate for the National Archives and for educating … Continue reading Rubenstein Gallery Opening
Next week we will be opening an extraordinary exhibit, “Discovery and Recovery: Preserving Iraqi Jewish Heritage,” at the National Archives in Washington, DC. The exhibit, spanning more than 400 years, tells the story of the dramatic recovery on May 6, 2003, of 2,700 books and tens of thousands of documents from a flooded basement in … Continue reading Preserving History