Visitors of the National Constitution Center this Sunday, October 6 will receive free admission, courtesy of the museum’s 2013 Diversity sponsor, PwC LLP.
Until October 15, the National Constitution Center will be celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month with a list of exciting programs happening on a daily basis that honor the achievements, leadership, and influences of Hispanic American’s influence in history.
The museum is currently showcasing topical events that illustrate this rich culture: the Bible that Chief Justice John Roberts used to swear-in Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the March 1979 Yale Law Journal that contains Sotomayor’s “Statehood and the Equal Footing Doctrine: The Case for Puerto Rican Seabed Rights” review.
Here are some additional events:
Paving New Ground Show Program times vary; check the visitor guide upon arrival * Free with museum admission
The interactive Paving New Ground show inside the museum’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, examines the lives of notable Hispanic Americans including Oscar Hijuelos and Jaime Escalante—providing insight into the struggles they faced and the rights they secured for all citizens. Their inspiring stories reveal how one individual’s civic actions can impact a nation.
Hispanic Heritage Tour Program times vary; check the visitor guide upon arrival *Free with museum admission
Led by the National Constitution Center’s education staff inside the museum’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, the Hispanic Heritage Tour will highlight individuals from the popular American National Tree exhibit—including Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Casimiro Barela—as well as artifacts representing Cesar Chavez and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
Giant Board Game Game times vary; check the visitor guide upon arrival *Free with museum admission
At the National Constitution Center’s giant board game in the Grand Hall Lobby, visitors can test their knowledge of influential Hispanic Americans while competing to see who can make it to the finish first! Participants serve as game pieces as they
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