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The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
has announced that effective this Friday, March 15, sequestration will
affect public hours at NARA locations in Washington,
DC, and College Park,
From March 15 through Labor Day, both facilities would normally extend research hours
until 9 p.m. three days a week. But that won’t be happening this year: To help meet
across-the-board budget cuts, research hours will remain 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday all spring and summer.
Exhibit spaces at NARA in DC will be affected, too—they’ll be open from 10 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. daily, instead of staying open until 7 p.m. three days per week.
Sequestration is a series of automatic cuts to federal government agencies, totaling
$1.2 trillion over 10 years. It’s