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A Night at the National Archives at New York City

by on June 20, 2014


Family History.  Archival Adventures. Free giveways. And Theodore Roosevelt.   What do these things have in common?  All are available at the National Archives at New York City on June 24th.

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The National Archives at New York City will participate in the Night at the Museums  as part of this year’s River to River festival.

Lower Manhattan is home to a diverse and concentrated collection of historic sites and museums including the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Federal Hall National Memorial, the National Museum of the American Indian, and the newly opened National September 11 Memorial & Museum.  These institutions, and others, all within walking distance of each other, will open their doors for free admission on Tuesday, June 24th.

Night at the Museums Map

The National Archives at New York City will keep its Welcome Center, Research Center and Learning Center open to the public through 8:00 pm.

Visitors can explore original signature documents in our New York on the Record gallery in our Welcome Center.  Original documents on display include ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov’s petition for naturalization,  a bankruptcy case file for famous crooner Dean Martin, and a Presidential pardon signed by Martin Van Buren.  Visitors can then stop by our Research Center to investigate their family history through passenger arrival, census, and  naturalization records. Plus so much more!

Our Learning Center will be the place to be to discover and uncover national treasures of New York.  Visitors can go on an archival adventure, explore archival facsimiles, and even take home a copy of their favorite document from the National Archives.  Theodore Roosevelt himself (as portrayed by James Foote) will be there to talk about his life at 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  Come to shake the 26th President’s hands In addition, all visitors to the 3rd floor Learning Center will receive a free “national treasure” giveaway.

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Visit www.nightatthemuseums.org to find out more about the event!

The National Archives at New York City is located on the 3rd Floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at 1 Bowling Green in Lower Manhattan.  

 

 


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