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Sleepover at the National Archives
February 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am
On Saturday, February 1, 2020, the National Archives and the National Archives Foundation are partnering to host the 13th overnight event where children ages 8 to 12 years old can sleep where the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are housed.
Over the years, the National Archives and National Archives Foundation have worked together to host one of their most popular events and inspire the next generation of young learners, historians and civic participants. The biannual sleepovers are part of a larger civic education initiative at the National Archives in which students are encouraged to become actively engaged in our democracy.
Each year the sleepover has a different theme to reflect the diversity of the holdings in the Archives and our vast American history. The theme of the upcoming February sleepover is women’s suffrage, relating to the newest National Archives exhibit, Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote.
At the February event, 120 participants will have an opportunity to learn about America’s past in engaging ways, including learning about the women’s suffrage movement and the struggle for equal rights that many women are still fighting today.
After spending the night next to the Charters of Freedom in the Archives Rotunda and Rotunda Galleries, participants will enjoy pancakes made by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero.
** Membership Giveaway! **
When guests register for the February sleepover, they will be automatically entered to win a free membership to the National Archives Foundation at the Madison level. This $250 value includes incredible benefits like personalized guided tours of National Archives Museum and invitations to exhibit openings and members-only events at the Archives.