Featured Exhibition in the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery
All American: The Power of Sports
The exhibition showcases more than 75 items, including original records, artifacts, and photographs exploring the athletes who have shaped American identity. Highlights include original sports equipment and jerseys gifted by star athletes to Presidents, early 20th-century tobacco baseball cards, trophies, rare pictures, film footage, patents, and more!
Past Featured Exhibits
In “Records of Rights,” explore how generations of Americans sought to fulfill the promise of the founding documents. The David M. Rubenstein Gallery exhibition showcases original and facsimile National Archives documents and uses an innovative 17-foot-long touch-screen interactive table to illustrate how Americans have debated about... Read more
The Vietnam War impacted attitudes, policies and the way Americans view their government and their nation’s place in the world. It altered the way the government conducts war and interacts with the media. And yet, more than 50 years since the U.S. committed combat troops... Read more
Only 27 times—out of more than 11,000 proposals—have Americans reached consensus to amend the Constitution.
It is difficult—but not impossible—to turn an idea into an amendment. So few amendments have been successful because our Constitution sets a high bar to pass amendments. So, what kinds of proposals... Read more
“Spirited Republic” is the National Archives Museum’s latest special exhibition, and explores the role of the government and alcohol in American society.
Dating back to the documents listing the wine that Lewis & Clark took on their expedition — and the spirits George Washington and his generals... Read more