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National Archives Hosts Special Public Programs in March


The National Archives Hosts Special Public Programs in March

March 6, 2017

Washington, DC – The National Archives presents a series of daytime
public programs in March.  These programs are free and open to the
public.  The March 18 genealogy program will be held in the Research
Center (Pennsylvania Avenue NW entrance). For all other programs,
attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue
at 7th Street, NW.  The building is Metro accessible on the Yellow and
Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.

BOOK TALK Agent 110: An American Spymaster and the German Resistance in

Wednesday, March 8, at noon, William G. McGowan Theater & YouTube

In Agent 110, Scott Miller describes how newly minted spy Allen Dulles
met with and facilitated the plots of the German Underground. In this
work, Dulles exposed the political maneuverings of the Soviets. This
event will stream live online . A book signing will follow the

STORY TIME:  Special Program for Pre-Schoolers and Adults

Wednesday, March 15, at 10 a.m., Boeing Learning Center
Story time is designed for 3- to 5-year-olds and accompanying adults.
Children practice their listening skills, sing songs, and make crafts.
March’s theme is Amelia Earhart.

Featured “Hands On” Activity in ReSource Room: Articles of
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Boeing Learning Center ReSource Room

The Articles of Confederation, our country’s first constitution, was
ratified on March 1, 1781. Stop by the ReSource Room this month to play
Foundation of Our Nation. Be a part of the Continental Congress, and
learn about the Articles’ strengths and weaknesses.

GENEALOGY:  “Help! I’m Stuck” Genealogy Consultation

Saturday, March 18, noon-4 p.m., Research Center (Penn. Avenue Entrance)
Not sure where to begin? Has a genealogical problem stumped you?
Archivist Claire Kluskens is available from noon to 4 p.m. to answer
your questions. Sign up for first-come, first-served 20-minute
appointments at the Microfilm Research desk.  Genealogy consultations
take place one Saturday a month, in the Microfilm Research Room of the
Research Center.

RECORDS TALK:  Death Records from the Numerical Identification System

Thursday, March 23, at 2 p.m., William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
Archives Specialist John LeGloahec will highlight the recent release of
the Social Security Administration’s Death Files from the Numerical
Identification System (NUMIDENT) and discuss their use in genealogical
research. He will also draw parallels to other records in our Access to
Archival Databases (AAD) as well as other NUMIDENT files, which will be
available soon. Watch this event live here. Presentation materials
available online.

FAMILY DAY:  Friendship Between Nations Family Day

Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Boeing Learning Center
Join the National Archives for a fun, activity-filled day exploring the
many ways countries show their friendship! Investigate treaties, learn
about gifts countries have given, and participate in family activities.
This program is made possible in part by the National Archives
Foundation through the support of John ​Hancock.

BOOK TALK:  Presidential Libraries as Performance: Curating American
Character from Herbert Hoover to George W. Bush

Wednesday, March 29, at noon, William G. McGowan Theater and YouTube
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. If you are
unable to attend, watch the event live here. A book signing will
follow the program.