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701 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408

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Founding Documents

Visit these milestone documents in our Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom

Exhibits

Rightfully Hers Exhibit Banner

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

May 10, 2019 to June 30, 2021
Celebrate the 19th Amendment’s centennial and discover the diverse struggle for women's voting rights throughout American history.

Museum visitors explore the interactive touch screen table in the Records of Rights Exhibit

Records of Rights
Permanent Exhibit
Explore how generations of Americans sought to fulfill the promise of the founding documents.

Public Vaults exhibit

Public Vaults
Permanent Exhibit
Discover some of the treasures found in the stacks and vaults of the National Archives.

Swearing-in ceremony for first female Surgeon General Antonia Novello

Featured Document Display: 150 Years of the Surgeon General

January 14, 2021 to April 1, 2021
To many Americans, the Surgeon General of the United States is the “nation’s doctor,” but it was a very different job 150 years ago.

Shirley Chisholm, shortly after her election to Congress in 1968. Local Identifier: 306-PSC-68-3539 (NAID: 7452354)

Featured Document Display: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm: “Unbought and Unbossed”

February 19, 2021 to March 19, 2021
Shirley Chisholm was the first African American woman to serve in Congress, or, as she preferred, the “first black woman congressman.”

 

Boeing Learning Center

For Families and Visitors of All Ages

Drop in to the ReSource Room to participate in hands-on activities featuring replica documents, images, maps, posters and more. Or make advance reservations for an immersive Learning Lab experience for your group.

Tips for Families and Visitors with Children