HISTORY, HEROES, & TREASURES: NATIONAL ARCHIVES SLEEPOVER

Sleepover in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom

Guests get to roll out a sleeping bag under the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, next to the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and US Constitution; special evening events include various activities (decoding Civil War ciphers, writing a letter to the President, dressing up in period clothing, learning how to write with a quill pen, and playing with historic games...)

Model

Model title
Sleepover in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom
Location
Washington D.C.
For whom is it?
Children with adults
a/ initiator
Foundation for the National Archives Museum
b/ provider
Foundation for the National Archives
Start
January 25, 2014
Type of duration
reoccurring events

Characteristics

Critical
1
Social
3
Recommending through learning & collective sleeping
Participatory
2
Participant involved in dedicated activities
Responsible
3
Reusing monument for experimental accommodation
Bottom up
1
From the spatial conditions of the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom content
Inventive
1
Experiencing the history and monumentally
Site-specific
4
Directly connected to the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom content
Educative
4
Promoting educative activities related to the specific topics of the museum
Local
2
Connected to history of Washington D.C.

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