#ArchivesInstameet at the National Archives

Twenty-eight Instagrammers joined us this morning for coffee, donuts, architecture, history, and photography at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC.

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  1. On Friday, October 16, join our staff photographers and our Historian to explore the exterior of our neoclassical building designed by John Russell Pope.

Plus, we'll enjoy some coffee and donuts--and some giveaways!--courtesy of @ArchivesFoundation. 
Space is limited so register now: http://bit.ly/ArchivesInstameet

#ArchivesInstameet #architecture #instameet
    On Friday, October 16, join our staff photographers and our Historian to explore the exterior of our neoclassical building designed by John Russell Pope. Plus, we'll enjoy some coffee and donuts--and some giveaways!--courtesy of @ArchivesFoundation. Space is limited so register now: http://bit.ly/ArchivesInstameet #ArchivesInstameet #architecture #instameet
  2. Beautiful morning for an #ArchivesInstameet! #templeofourhistory #igdc
    Beautiful morning for an #ArchivesInstameet! #templeofourhistory #igdc
  3. Donuts and coffee, courtesy of the National Archives Foundation!
  4. come for the history, stay for the doughnuts.🍩🍩🍩 thank you for the wonderful tour @usnatarchives! #archivesinstameet #templeofourhistory
    come for the history, stay for the doughnuts.🍩🍩🍩 thank you for the wonderful tour @usnatarchives! #archivesinstameet #templeofourhistory
  5. The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, stopped by to say hi and tell us about that time he was on the roof next to a 12-foot-high eagle sculpture.
  6. Archives Head! #TempleOfOurHistory #ArchivesInstameet @usnatarchives @archivesfdn
    Archives Head! #TempleOfOurHistory #ArchivesInstameet @usnatarchives @archivesfdn
  7. Jessie Kratz, Historian of the National Archives, gave a tour of the building and revealed the meaning behind the sculpture (hint: all of our sculpture has a meaning! Really).
  8. Archives historian @jessie_kratz. #ArchivesInstameet #TempleOfOurHistory @usnatarchives @archivesfdn
    Archives historian @jessie_kratz. #ArchivesInstameet #TempleOfOurHistory @usnatarchives @archivesfdn
  9. Staff photographer Michelle Farnsworth was ready to go!
  10. Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero saying hi to the instagramers at this morning's #ArchivesInstameet #templeofourhistory
    Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero saying hi to the instagramers at this morning's #ArchivesInstameet #templeofourhistory
  11. Jeff Reed, staff photographer, likes to sneak up on you. But he never gets knocked over, even when 28 people are taking pictures or looking at their phones.
  12. What's happening?! Jeff Reed is documenting our #archivesinstameet!
    What's happening?! Jeff Reed is documenting our #archivesinstameet!
  13. The Instameet begins! More money was spent on sculptural decoration of the National Archives than any other building in the Federal Triangle in Washington, DC.
  14. At the #ArchivesInstameet this morning with @archivesfdn @usnatarchives! #dc #instamorning
    At the #ArchivesInstameet this morning with @archivesfdn @usnatarchives! #dc #instamorning
  15. The National Archives building takes up an entire city block. It is located halfway between the Capitol and White House and stands 166 feet tall, 213 feet wide, and 330 feet long.
  16. And we're off! The #ArchivesInstameet starts out with Archives historian Jessie Kratz discussing the columns surrounding the building, which was designed in the early 1930s by architect John Russell Pope
#TempleOfOurHistory #architecture #building #DC #archives
    And we're off! The #ArchivesInstameet starts out with Archives historian Jessie Kratz discussing the columns surrounding the building, which was designed in the early 1930s by architect John Russell Pope #TempleOfOurHistory #architecture #building #DC #archives
  17. We headed around to the Pennsylvania Avenue side. Everyone loves this statue of the Future, which was so big the block of marble had to be roughed down, brought in, and then carved in place.
  18. Future was carved in place at the National Archives #archivesinstameet #templeofourhistory @usnatarchives @archivesfdn
    Future was carved in place at the National Archives #archivesinstameet #templeofourhistory @usnatarchives @archivesfdn
  19. Future & Past, Hers & His #statuesreading #reading #studyhistory #makehistory #studythepast #thepastisprologue #archivesinstameet #templesofourhistory @usnatarchives @archivesfdn
    Future & Past, Hers & His #statuesreading #reading #studyhistory #makehistory #studythepast #thepastisprologue #archivesinstameet #templesofourhistory @usnatarchives @archivesfdn
  20. "Future," one of the four monumental statues surrounding the building. More money was spent decorating the National Archives than any other building in #DC's Federal Triangle.
    "Future," one of the four monumental statues surrounding the building. More money was spent decorating the National Archives than any other building in #DC's Federal Triangle.
  21. "What is past is prologue" #ArchivesInstameet #templeofourhistory #caughtgramming #friendsinmyfeed
    "What is past is prologue" #ArchivesInstameet #templeofourhistory #caughtgramming #friendsinmyfeed
  22. The Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenue pediments are the largest in Washington, DC.
  23. My building! So beautiful! @usnatarchives #ArchivesInstameet
    My building! So beautiful! @usnatarchives #ArchivesInstameet
  24. The Archivist's office looks out onto Pennsylvania Avenue, so he came out to wave at us!
  25. David Ferriero, pictured above, is the National Archivist of the United States. The details and features of this immense building are monumental, and the documents it contains within are priceless. Such an honor to meet him and receive an invitation from @usnatarchives to join a small group of IGers to experience  the #ArchivesInstameet led by archivist Jessie Kratz, staff photographers Jeff Reed & @michellefarnsworth, & coordinated by Hilary Parkinson. #ArchivesInstameet #TempleOfOurHistory
    David Ferriero, pictured above, is the National Archivist of the United States. The details and features of this immense building are monumental, and the documents it contains within are priceless. Such an honor to meet him and receive an invitation from @usnatarchives to join a small group of IGers to experience the #ArchivesInstameet led by archivist Jessie Kratz, staff photographers Jeff Reed & @michellefarnsworth, & coordinated by Hilary Parkinson. #ArchivesInstameet #TempleOfOurHistory
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