Today the National Archives in Washington, DC, welcomed its millionth visitor for 2017!
This year’s millionth visitor was Audrie Fischer, age 10, from Wasilla, AK. She was joined by her parents, Amy and Levi, and her brothers, Tyrus (age 9) and Triton (age 7).
The Fischers were in Pennsylvania visiting family and decided to take a day trip to Washington, D.C. It was the family’s first time visiting the nation’s capital. Levi, a social studies teacher, suggested the visit to the Archives.
Like her father, Audrie’s favorite subject is history. “When I heard that we were coming here, I just said ‘Really?! That’s so awesome!’” she said. Audrie was greeted by David Ferriero (left), the Archivist of the United States.
She also received a bag of goodies, courtesy of National Archives Foundation, as well as copies of the check for the Purchase of Alaska in 1868.