National Archives Foundation Prepares for Final 2015 Sleepover in Rotunda
Families invited to sleep in the home of the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights
Washington, DC – A few remaining tickets are left for the National Archives Foundation’s July sleepover in the Archives’ rotunda. The July 25, 2015, “History, Heroes and Treasures” sleepover invites children (aged 8-12 years old) and parents to spend the night in the home of the original Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. This will be the final sleepover for 2015 after a sold-out event in January.
Tickets to the sleepover are $125 per person ($100 for Foundation members) and are available at http://www.archivesfoundation.org/sleepover.
“The demand for this once in a lifetime experience in DC and across the country has been exciting,” said Patrick M. Madden, executive director of the Foundation. “Participants – children and their parents – create historic memories together and have a blast while exploring some of the nation’s most treasured documents.”
During the sleepover, children engage with National Archives records in fun and educational ways before rolling out their sleeping bags to spend the night in the historic National Archives Rotunda.
The sleepover features numerous hands-on activities in the National Archives Museum through which young explorers can discover the American West, Underwater, and Outer Space. Guests will also be treated to movies in the Archives’ William G. McGowan Theater before turning in for the night. The next morning, they will enjoy breakfast – including pancakes flipped by the Archivist of the United States – and more activities before departing with special memories, new friends, and a great story to tell when they get back home.
History, Heroes & Treasures is supported by the National Archives Foundation; John Hancock Financial; American Heritage™ Chocolate; and The Coca-Cola Company.
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About the National Archives Foundation
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at archivesfoundation.org.