Current Exhibitions

BIG! Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the National Archives
To celebrate a big anniversary—our 75th—the National Archives presents this exhibition featuring big records, big events, and big ideas. A special highlight of the exhibition is the first printing of the Declaration of Independence, produced on the night of July 4-5, 1776—one of the greatest treasures in the holdings. "BIG!" opens in the Lawrence F. O'Brien gallery on March 13, 2009 and runs through January 3, 2010.

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News & Events

May 7

The BIG Picture: The Evolution of the Wide Screen Film –
Tucker: The Man and His Dream

BIG Dreams Lost

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, presents an illustrated lecture by Rob "Dr. Format" Hummel, tracing the history of motion picture formats from the silent era to the 21st century.

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McGowan Theater

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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