Dr. Shogan’s Weekly Summary and Social Media Report: February 12–February 16, 2024

On February 12, 2024, Archivist of the United States Dr. Colleen Shogan met with Congresswoman Celeste Maloy while hosting her friends and family at the National Archives.

Also on February 12, Dr. Shogan joined National Archives Foundation Chairman of the Board former Secretary Rodney Slater, David M. Rubenstein, and National Archives Foundation Executive Director Patrick Madden to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the David M. Rubenstein Gallery exhibit with discussion and cake. You can read the full article here. You can view a full recording of the event here.

On February 13, Dr. Shogan hosted some National Park Service rangers and volunteers to the National Archives Building.

On February 14, Dr. Shogan met with Representative Troy Nehl (R-TX) and public education professionals from Representative Nehl’s district. She also shared a Valentine’s Day post across her social media channels. You can read the original document text here.

On February 14, Dr. Shogan released a statement regarding the February 14 vandalism incident at the National Archives. Dr. Shogan stated, “The National Archives Rotunda is the sanctuary for our nation’s founding documents. They are here for all Americans to view and understand the principles of our nation. We take such vandalism very seriously and we will insist that the perpetrators be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Read the full press release here.

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