Sunday, April 25, 2010

NARA: Social Media Scavenger Hunt

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Social media has hit the National Archives (US) as per the following announcement.

April 23, 2010

National Archives Launches Its First-Ever Social Media Scavenger Hunt on April 26 at Noon New Discovering the Civil War exhibit opens in D.C. on April 30th

Washington, DC. . . Beginning Monday April 26, the National Archives will be hosting a Civil-War themed social media scavenger hunt to advertise its newest exhibit Discovering the Civil War. The event kicks off on the National Archives main Facebook page at 12:00 p.m. EDT.

The scavenger hunt occurs across the National Archives' array of social media sites, including over a dozen Facebook pages, Flickr, YouTube and Twitter sites.

Those who complete the scavenger hunt and submit their answers will be put into a raffle to win four Discovering the Civil War themed T-shirts from the National Archives gift shop.

On April 30, 2010, the National Archives will peel back 150 years of accumulated analysis, interpretation, and opinion to reveal a Civil War that is little-known and even more rarely displayed in its new exhibition Discovering the Civil War. The free exhibition will be shown in two parts in the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. "Beginnings" opens April 30, 2010, and runs through September 6, 2010. "Consequences" opens November 10, 2010, and runs through April 17, 2011. The exhibition is presented by the Center for the National Archives Experience and supported by the Foundation for the National Archives.

Following its Washington, DC, premiere, Discovering the Civil War will travel throughout the country to venues including: The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI (Summer 2011); The Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX (Fall 2011 through Winter 2012); and The Durham Museum, Omaha, NE (Fall 2013).

Follow the Discovering the Civil War exhibit on Twitter @discovercivwar. Go to to view a complete listing of all the National Archives Social media sites.

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