Lottery helps Archivo Nacional celebrate its 130th birthday

Each week the national lottery comes out with a distinctive ticket. El Día de la Madre doubtlessly will see a graphic extolling motherhood.

But this week the featured institution is the Archivo Nacional, an agency of the culture ministry which is more or less the country’s attic. The drawing is Sunday.

The Archivo Nacional, which is located in a modern building in Zapote, is 130 years old this year, and not coincidentally the archive has a continuing exhibition of the national lottery, which was 165 years old last year.

In addition to keeping important national documents, the Archivo also keeps the books that notaries have surrendered or filled up. So it has a continuing records of jurisprudence and land transfers in the country.

The 600-colón lottery tickets picture workers at the Archivo in their daily tasks. The facility will be open Friday for anyone who wants to visit with the Banda National performing at 10:30 a.m. in a program sponsored by the Asociación Nacional de Empleados Públicos y Privados

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