Washington, DC…Effective Friday, March 15, 2013, the National Archives will reduce public hours at two locations in the Washington, DC, area as part of actions it is taking due to sequestration. These reductions will affect exhibit spaces and research rooms at the
National Archives Building in Washington,
DC, and research rooms at the National
Archives at . College Park, Maryland
Exhibit spaces at the
in , are normally open to the public from 10
a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week. In the past, the National Archives
offered extended hours from March 15 through Labor Day, when the building stayed
open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. We will no longer offer these
extended hours. Exhibit spaces at
the Washington, DC National Archives
will remain open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week,
year round. Please note that the last admission will be at
5:00 p.m. Washington DC
Research rooms at the
in Washington, DC,
and the National Archives at , are
normally open to researchers six days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended
hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. three days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday). We will no longer offer these extended hours. The research rooms will remain open to researchers
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, year round. College
In announcing the reduced hours, David S. Ferriero, the Archivist of the
said: “We don’t take these reductions
lightly. We are working hard to achieve our mission and minimize disruptions to
the services we provide to the public.” United
Do you know of other facilities where genealogy and family history researchers hang out that have or will be having reduced hours due to sequestration? If you do, please post a comment and let us know!
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This action by NARA is a "red herring." They are receiving at least the same amount of money that they received last year, if not more. The "CUT" was approximately 2% of the GROWTH in funding for this year.ReplyDelete