What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet
October 9, 2015 – January 3, 2016: What’s Cooking, Uncle Sam? The Government’s Effect on the American Diet. Travel from “farm to table” as you explore the changing American diet in this multimedia exhibit. Visitors of all ages will discover how world events, innovation, government regulations, research, and economics have shaped what we eat and why. This exhibit is produced by the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., with support from the National Archives Foundation. MONDAY – FRIDAY: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. SATURDAY: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. SUNDAY: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Included with General Admission.
Religious Liberty and the Founding of America
Explore the role religion played in Colonial America and learn how freedom of religion became a right guaranteed by the first amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Rare documents include George Washington’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation and printings of his Letter to the Roman Catholics in America and his Letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, both from 1790.