Current Exhibitions

1783: Subject or Citizen?
In celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris, the National Archives presents an international exhibition featuring the collections of the National Archives and Library and Archives Canada. 1783: Subject or Citizen? will display 60 archival treasures from the vaults of both institutions, including the rarely displayed 1783 Treaty of Paris from the U.S. National Archives. The exhibition opens in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery on October 3, and runs through January 25, 2009.

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News & Events

September 20

President Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Symposium: Lincoln and American Values

We celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth with a daylong symposium, Lincoln and American Values. The symposium will provide historical insight into some of the most critically important facets of Lincoln’s Presidency. Registration required.

September 17

Constitution Day

Constitution Day

The National Archives celebrates the 221st anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution throughout September with exciting public programs including two special author lectures Wednesday, September 10, and Wednesday, September 17.

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Did you miss one of our fantastic programs? The National Archives Experience is proud to offer a selection of streaming video programs from our public program repertoire.

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