The following is an announcement from the U.S. National Archives & Records Administration:
Waltham, MA - The National Archives & Records Administration will host an Open House on Patriots' Day, Monday April 18, 2005 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The National Archives is located at 380 Trapelo Road in Waltham, MA.
Activities will include presentations by National Archives staff about what resources are available to the public and a behind the scenes tour. Refreshments will be provided.
There will be two sessions. The first session will run from 9:00 to 10:30. The second session will run from 10:30 to 12:00. Space is limited to 30 participants for each session. Please call (781) 663-0130 to register.
The National Archives has records of genealogical interest including: Federal population censuses for all states, 1790-1930; Revolutionary War military service records; pension and bounty land warrant applications; passenger arrival records for many East Coast and Gulf Coast ports including Boston and New York; and Canadian border entry records.
The National Archives also has almost 30,000 cubic feet of original archival material dating from 1789 to the 1970s. These records were created or received by the Federal courts and over 80 Federal agencies in New England. We will host special events and provide programs for your organization (including Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, students, teachers, senior citizens, and others).
The mission of the National Archives is to ensure, for the Citizen and the Public Servant, for the President and the Congress and the Courts, ready access to essential evidence.