Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 5:00 PM ET, 03/ 3/2011

Archives announces spring and summer hours

By Jacqueline Trescott

There are some sure signs of spring in Washington. The expected peaks for the Cherry Blossoms. The dusting off of the outdoor cafes. The long lines outside the museums.

In anticipation of the spring break and summer vacation crowds, the National Archives announced Thursday they will have extended hours for the tourist-heavy seasons.

Beginning March 15, the Archives will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Admission to the grand building at 9th and Constitution Ave. N.W. is free.

On permanent display are the Charters of Freedom--The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Another permanent exhibition is called "The Public Vaults," where samples of the millions of holdings from the Archives are displayed.

In June a special show on the government's efforts to regulate America's eating habits opens. It's called "What's Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government's Effect on the American Diet."

And the Archives, of course, has plenty of original material to make this interesting. There's Upton Sinclair's letter to Theodore Roosevelt warning him of the hazards of the meatpacking industry. There's Lyndon Johnson's recipe for Pedernales River chili.

Make your plans now.

By Jacqueline Trescott  | March 3, 2011; 5:00 PM ET
Categories:  Jacqueline Trescott, Museums, National Archives  | Tags:  National Archives, spring and summer hours  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: President Obama talks about the influence of art and words
Next: National Gallery acquires 1881 landscape by Thomas Moran

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company