WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Archives is reducing its public operating hours at two facilities in the Washington area due to automatic federal budget cuts taking effect.
In the past, the National Archives offered extended hours between March 15 and Labor Day to accommodate crowds viewing the U.S. Constitution during Washington’s tourism season. Exhibits were kept open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.READ MORE: Baltimore County Police Release 911 Calls In Woodlawn Shootings Saturday
Now officials say those extended hours will be eliminated. Exhibits will be open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year round.READ MORE: Baltimore City Health Officials Says They Will Encourage Vaccinations For Young People
Archives research rooms in Washington and in College Park, Md., also will have reduced hours beginning Friday. They used to offer evening hours three nights a week, staying open until 9 p.m. Now they will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.MORE NEWS: Baltimore Police Respond To Officer-Involved Shooting
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