March 15, 2023
In conjunction with its current exhibit All American: The Power of Sports, the National Archives will host a special Family Day with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters players ‘Scooter’ Christensen and ‘Hot Rod’ De La Rosa on Sunday, March 19, from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. ET.
The Family Day is free and open to the public and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater and Boeing Learning Center of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Green line, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station.
Family Day at the Archives, Featuring the World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters
Sunday, March 19
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: William G. McGowan Theater
11 a.m.‒1:30 p.m.: Boeing Learning Center
Join us for a day of family-friendly activities in the Boeing Learning Center as we welcome the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters to the National Archives! ‘Scooter’ Christensen and ‘Hot Rod’ De La Rosa will be on hand to show off some of their amazing talents and discuss the history of the Globetrotters, basketball, and the importance of civic engagement.
Join the National Archives Foundation at the Harlem Globetrotters game!
Saturday, March 18, at 11 a.m.
Want to see the full Globetrotters team in action? Join the Harlem Globetrotters and the National Archives Foundation at the Globetrotters’ Saturday game! On Saturday, March 18, 2023, the Harlem Globetrotters will be at Capital One Arena for their 2023 World Tour Game, and you can stop by the National Archives Foundation table in the “Magic Pass” area. Guests can see reproductions of National Archives records about the Globetrotters, see a virtual tour of the All American exhibit, enter a raffle to win a National Archives/Harlem Globetrotters swag bag, and more!
Through the partnership with the Globetrotters, attendees can save 25 percent off game tickets by using the code “SAVE25.” Tickets can be purchased here . Offer valid for a limited time on select seats.
All American: The Power of SportsThe power of sports has many applications. Sports unite people, teach values, and inspire hope and pride. In the United States, sports have powered efforts to bring citizens together, shape them, and project a vision of what it means to be American. But sports convey power to athletes too—power to break social barriers and protest injustice. All American explores the power of sports both to embody our national ideals and challenge us to live up to them.
All American is free and open to the public and is on display in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, through January 7, 2024. This 3,000-square-foot exhibit showcases more than 75 items including original records, artifacts, and photographs. Highlights include original sports equipment and jerseys given by star athletes to Presidents, early 20th-century tobacco baseball cards, trophies, rare pictures and film footage, patents, and more.
All American: The Power of Sports and programs presented in conjunction with the exhibit are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of AT&T, AARP, and Mars, Incorporated. Additional support provided by HISTORY® and the Lawrence F. O’Brien Family.
About the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries and online at www.archives.gov .
About Harlem Globetrotters
The originators of basketball style, influencers on today’s game, and skilled athletes of the highest order, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 124 countries and territories on six continents since their founding in 1926. Proud inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, their mission to spread the game and bring entertainment to the world continues to drive them today. The Globetrotters are basketball innovators who popularized the jump shot, slam dunk, and invented the half-court hook shot. For nearly a century, the Globetrotters have exhibited Black excellence on and off the court, entertaining, inspiring, and uniting families. The Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For more information about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com