Monday, January 12, 2009

The National Archives reaches its 75th year!

2009 marks the 75th anniversary for the National Archives. A new website was launched on January 8th to celebrate. You can check it out here.

But the celebration doesn’t end there. The Archives is featuring a new exhibit called BIG! that will open in March of 2009. You can read up on the exhibit here.

From the National Archives:

Throughout 2009, in addition to BIG!, the National Archives is planning a wide range of events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its establishment. A special web site will shine a spotlight on defining moments in the agency’s history through the decades with photo galleries, notices of special events at dozens of agency sites nationwide, a new National History Day award for middle and high school students, and a new Excellence in Genealogy Scholarship award. The web site will also feature a guest book for researchers to share their stories of discovery and of how the agency has a made a difference in their lives. Check in the coming months for full details.


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