Free Online Programs on Presidential Legacy Begin January 18th

“Presidential Powers with Documents from the National Archives” – a free distance learning program for grades 6-12 – kicks off the 2018 Presidential Primary Sources Project on Thursday, January 18!

Join us at 11 a.m. ET or 2 p.m. ET to explore the executive branch and powers of the President through primary sources. We’ll examine presidential appointments, pardons, treaties, and more from the holdings of the National Archives that illustrate these powers. Register online for this and other programs. Each program will also be live streamed (no registration necessary) and recorded for free on-demand viewing.

The Presidential Primary Sources Project is a collaborative program sponsored by historic sites and museums, the National Park Service, the National Archives and Presidential Libraries and Museums, and the Internet2 community. Programs in the series connect K-12 students across the country with park rangers and educators for live interactive distance learning programs via the BlueJeans cloud-based video platform.

The 2018 series focuses on “Presidential Legacy” and features more than a dozen online presentations from Presidential Libraries and Museums and other national historic sites.

Register online for some or all of the following programs:

  • The National Archives – Presidential Powers with Documents, Jan. 18
  • White House Historical Association – Presidential Legacies at the White House, Jan. 24
  • National Mall and Memorial Parks & Ford’s Theatre – The Stages of President Lincoln’s Legacy, Feb. 8
  • Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial – Forging Greatness: Lincoln in Indiana, Feb. 13
  • Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site – The Mystery of William Jones, Feb. 15
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, Feb. 22
  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace – Lincoln’s Lasting Legacy, March 1
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, March 7
  • General Grant National Memorial – President Grant and the Fight for Civil Rights, March 8
  • President Lincoln’s Cottage – What is liberty? Abraham Lincoln’s Brave Idea, March 13
  • Theodore Roosevelt Center – Theodore Roosevelt: Legacy of a Modern Presidency, March 14
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site – Theodore Roosevelt and the Antiquities Act of 1906, March 21
  • Harry S. Truman Presidential Library – President Truman: Ending the War in Japan, March 28
  • Federal Hall National Memorial – George Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion, March 29

Download the 2018 Presidential Primary Sources Project brochure (PDF).

Download flyers for individual programs (PDF).

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