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.
- Watch selected Oscar®-nominated short films in the Archives' William G. McGowan Theater.
With all that excitement, why sleep?