National Archives Foundation Announces Contest for Free Registration to January Sleepover in Rotunda
Washington, DC – The National Archives Foundation today launched a contest to allow one parent and two children to attend the Archives’ January 31, 2015, “History, Heroes and Treasures” sleepover. The contest will run through January 16, 2015 at 12pm ET and can be accessed at: http://archivesfoundation.
The sleepover event invites 100 children (aged 8-12 years old) and parents to 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. Tickets to the sleepover are $125 per person ($100 for Foundation members) and are running out at http://www.
“There are only a few once in a lifetime experiences and the chance to spend the night with our nation’s founding documents in the Rotunda at the Archives is one of them.” said Patrick M. Madden, executive director of the Foundation. “These are truly historic memories created through interactive and fun activities all evening – and the next morning!”
The sleepover will feature numerous hands-on activities in the National Archives Museum through which young explorers can discover the American West, the Arctic, 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.
An additional sleepover will be held on July 25, 2015.
The Foundation held three sold-out sleepovers in 2014. Read more at Sleepover at the National Archives: 3 reasons your family will love it and watch a short video here.
History, Heroes & Treasures is supported by the National Archives Foundation; John Hancock Financial; American Heritage™ Chocolate; and The Coca-Cola Company.
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.