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National Archives hosts children's sleepover with the Constitution Jan. 25

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Some very lucky children will spend the night with the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights at the National Archives' first-ever sleepover on Jan. 25.

Children aged 8-12 will bed down in the Rotunda beneath America's three most important documents, the "Charters of Freedom".

The unique opportunity, "History, Heroes & Treasures", will be hosted by the History Channel's award-winning author Brad Meltzer, and journalist-author Cokie Roberts.

The children, each accompanied by an adult ($125 per person), will:

  • Interact with historical characters Abraham Lincoln and Amelia Earhart.
  • Receive books "I am Abraham Lincoln" and "I am Amelia Earhart" (Penguin Young Readers Group) -- the first in Meltzer's new series, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos -- as well as Roberts' book "Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies" (HarperCollins).
  • Play with historic toys and games in the Archives' collection.
  • Decode Civil War secrets ciphers.

With all that excitement, why sleep?

For more info: "History, Heroes & Treasures", http://www.archivesfoundation.org/sleepover/, National Archives, www.archives.gov, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.

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